September 14, 2016
Hey Everybody! I am running a 10K race to raise money to fight hunger! If you can, please help support the cause by donating and providing a meal for a family with food insecurity in the USA. Even the smallest donation may make the difference between a family going to bed hungry or fed. Your donation may help someone across the country or right next door, hunger does not discriminate and knows no boundaries. This is a more common problem than we would often like to believe so please, help us to raise awareness and rundown hunger together. Thank you for your support! If your unfamiliar, these are some stats to give you an idea of how many people are effected by food insecurity. Food Insecurity in the US In 2014: •48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children. •14 percent of households (17.4 million households) were food insecure. •6 percent of households (6.9 million households) experienced very low food security. •Households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 19 percent compared to 12 percent. •Households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (19%), especially households with children headed by single women (35%) or single men (22%), Black non-Hispanic households (26%) and Hispanic households (22%). •In 2013, 5.4 million seniors (over age 60), or 9 percent of all seniors were food insecure.