Did you know that there are over 42 million Americans dealing with hunger? That’s one out of every six people! Needless to say hunger has become a major epidemic. In this economy more and more people are faced with difficult decisions: Do I choose to pay my mortgage/rent? Do I pay my utility bills? Do I pay for my medications? Or do I pay for food? Sadly, food is often the first to be cut back from a household budget.
In New Jersey alone there are about 1 million people who don’t know where their next meal will come from on any given day. Nearly 300,000 are children.
To learn more about hunger in the United States, and specifically in NJ and your home county, check out the Map the Meal Gap study released by Feeding America.
These are challenging times; however, we all have the opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of those in need.