Essay On The Causes Of Hunger In America

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Imagine coming home after a long day of school and opening your fridge to grab a snack, but nothing is there. Think about those days when you forgot to pack a lunch and your stomach turns into a growling monster or the times when you are so hungry you call yourself “hangry”. Now imagine feeling that emptiness at all times, and being “hangry” on a regular basis. This tragedy is a reality for almost 795 million people who are going hungry every day. Hunger can be defined as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by the want of food. Most of us today have never experienced real hunger or felt so malnourished that we are not able to speak or walk. Typically, as Americans, we do not wonder when will receive our next meal. When we think of …show more content…
Families of third world countries and even in America cannot afford to buy themselves proper meals, let alone food at all. Children fall into a continuous cycle of poverty passed down from generation to generation, however, these children cannot break this cycle because they don't have the energy or resources to learn or work. Consequently, children die every day because of the horrific fate they have been born into. Hunger can leave an intense effect on the mental and physical health of people. Hunger causes people frustration, sickness, depression, malnutrition, and in some cases death. More than 100 million people are facing the risk of starving to death. Every second an innocent child who would give anything for a meal dies from lack of nutrition. Therefore, A minute from now about 60 people will have died from starvation. In the culture I have grown up in the term “hungry” is extremely misused. Today, people say “I’m hungry” after only a couple hours of not eating or “ I’m gonna starve” if they don't get their Chick-fil-a fast enough. We take for granite our luxury of food at our fingertips and ignore the fact that starving people would give anything for our mom’s leftover