My Dad (Don) and I (Mark) wanted to do something special to help our nation’s ever-growing problem of homelessness and hunger. The number of people affected each day by hunger issues is staggering for such a rich and bountiful country. According to the great organization Feeding America: “In 2012, 49.0 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children.”
Families unable to make ends meet; senior citizens having to choose between medicine or food; children having to rely on free school meals for nutrition — hunger in this country is an equal opportunity affliction and not isolated to certain economic demographics.
No matter what our national economic situation may be, we, as a nation, still have an abundance of food and there is no excuse why anyone should ever go hungry. Feeding America is making excellent strides in combating this problem (check out their website for more info).
We are asking for your help in this very winnable battle and our goal is to raise $500 by Thanksgiving Day — a national day for giving thanks and giving to others — thanks so much!