By Team BLAM
This holiday season, nearly 49 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is an everyday reality that is even harder to bear during the holiday season. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
We often tell our children that we need to be grateful for our blessings. We make a concerted effort to help them understand that having a roof over our heads, clothes on our back, and food on our table should never be taken for granted. We also try our best to make sure they understand that it is our responsibility to give back and this is one way we are doing it. It can’t get any easier.
More than 200 Feeding America food bank members help provide low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, their network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including nearly 14 million children and 3 million seniors.
Do your part and GIVE A MEAL TODAY! Only $1 = 8 Meals.