Original heroes, We Fight for You
Organized by: Original Heores
EVENT DATE May 18, 2014
Calling all Fighters and Fans, Join our Green/Blue fight
Come watch East Lansing's and Ann Arbors best from Local Bars, Frat Houses, and Locals competing to raise money to provide food for kids in our community.
When most people think about hunger, they think of a starving child in a third-world country. Or perhaps they think of a long line of homeless people waiting outside an inner-city soup kitchen.
The truth is: hunger is a HUGE problem everywhere in the United States, but it’s not always easy to see. In a country known for its wealth and prosperity, 50 million Americans struggle to find their next meal.
1 out of 6 people is hungry, 17 milliion children go to be hungry and summer is nearly here.
The face of hunger has changed. No longer is it just the homeless man on the street reaching out for a helping hand, but every day millions of people are struggling to feed their families. No one is a stranger to the economic hardships of today.
So who are these Millions?
They are all around us! Hunger is not limited to a single demographic or geographic region of the country. It is not a problem only affecting the homeless or the poorest of the poor. Hunger is everywhere, and the numbers are staggering.
As the economy continues to put a strain on our wallets, people are being forced to make extremely difficult decisions. What does hunger look like, you might ask?
It is your father-in-law who just got laid off and now struggles to pay his mortgage and put food on the table.
It is your elderly neighbor who must choose between buying groceries and heating her home.
It is your child’s classmate who goes to school each day without lunch and is too embarrassed to ask for help.