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In 2010 17.2 million households (14. 5% of the U.S.) were food insecure largest number ever recorded.
The basic cause of hunger is poverty. The majority of people living in poverty don’t have the money to buy food or produce it. This is called food insecurity. The top five causes of hunger include: War and Conflict, which is when families lives have been affected by war and their income drops. Weather and climate change, which is when natural disasters leave families and people with no source of food. Agriculture, which is when farmers have seen changes in their practice of farming, and deforestation, soil erosion, or desertification. Population, which is when the food production doesn’t match up with the amount of people. Poverty, which is when families don’t have enough money for food, healthcare, education, and savings. Hunger facts of the U.S
In 2010, about onethird of foodinsecure households (6.7 million households, or 5.4 percent of all U.S. households) had very low food security (compared with 4.7 million households (4.1 percent) in 2007. In households with very low food security, the food intake of some household members was reduced, and their normal eating patterns were disrupted. For every 100 school lunch programs, there are only 87 breakfast sites and just 36 summer food program sites.
Lastly, one in every two babies born in the United States is enrolled in WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), a hunger support program.
How people end Hunger
There are three kinds of hunger relief. Some programs involve distributing or selling food grown in the donor country. Emergency hunger relief involves free donations of food or cash in response to hunger caused by floods, drought, and other disasters. And finally, projectbased hunger relief is longerterm assistance with the aim of fostering economic, agricultural, and social development, often including other elements such as education.
The total cost of hunger to American society is said to be about $90 billion a year.In contrast, it would only cost about $10 billion to $12 billion a year to virtually end hunger in our nati on. Some hunger programs:
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organization. The Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP), a 35 year old, private, nonprofit, communitybased organization. provides
HUNGER In the U.S