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Hunger In America
Transcript of Hunger In America
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Hunger In America
The Faces Of Hunger
13 November 2014
The hunger epidemic that our nation suffers is not properly attended to, and is neglected everyday while more emphasis, time, and resources are placed on the hunger of other countries' citizens.
Each and every one of us are very clearly aware of our hungry citizens and the government is taking action to help them as best as they can, but they cannot simply pinpoint every citizen in need.
There are multiple organizations around the world that raise money and collect food for our citizens in need.
Hunger is not as big of an issue as it is in other countries. Therefore, we're not neglected, we're just simply not trying to help ourselves as best as we can.
2. Ending hunger in America requires a partnership between businesses, charity, and government. With the lack of government involvement, our people have stepped up and taken the hunger epidemic that most are suffering, into their own hands.
“In general, elected officials are abysmally ignorant about the poverty situation in the geographic they represent and grossly underestimate the magnitude, seriousness, and consequences of the situation” (Ending Hunger in America).
3. Media always plays an extremely significant role when it comes to social issues.
“Hunger is mostly seen as a problem in some far-off place ravaged by war, famine, drought and disease” (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal).
4. There are many organizations and companies in America that sponsor hunger in other countries other than our own.
1. A continuously increasing number of people across the country are constantly struggling to put food on the table for the well being of themselves or even worse; their families.
“...the problem of hunger, and the stress of constantly struggling for the next meal, has been rising” (Charleston Gazette).
1. As people look for ways to feed themselves and their children, many convert to panhandling.
A recent survey was conducted by GLS Research in March of 2013 in San Francisco’s Union Square, that showed that 94 percent of panhandlers used the meager funds they raised for food while 60 percent are making only $25 a day or less.
2. Panhandlers are walking the streets everyday, from morning to night, making an average of only $25 a day, while many organizations are raising thousands a day.
In retrospect, it has become evident that hunger is a monumental issue. It has been commonly accepted as a saying that in order to change the world, we must first change ourselves. There is absolutely nothing that proves this statement in the world than topic of world hunger. We need to first fix the problem of hunger in the United States. This takes precedence over almost any issue concerning the United States, and we as a people need to do anything we can in order to ensure the prosperity and safety of every American citizen.
Charleston Gazette, The (WV). :Hunger is a Growing Problem” Newspaper Source Plus. 14 Apr. 2010
“Get the Government to Do Its Part.” endinghungerinamerica.org. n.p. n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013
“How hunger can be solved: Government involvement.” library.thinkquest.org. ThinkQuest. n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2013
“Panhandlers.” web.ysu.edu. Youngstown State University, 2011-2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2013
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