Friday, September 07, 2012

Blog 2, 17.9M U.S. Families Struggle To Buy Food

The name of the article that I read was called 17.9M U.S. Families Struggle To Buy Food.” This article was about families that are living in the United States and are experiencing some type of money issue. Due to these money issues, people who are experiencing this are having a hard time buying food for their families. The article stated that “1 in 6 U.S. residents, struggle to feed their families due to lack of money.” In the article, they worded it as lack of food security. They said that families are having to deprive themselves of food because of the lack of resources. The article also said that families that have single mothers or fathers are at higher risk for being food impoverished. This also goes for families who are apart of the African American and Latino races. Because of these reasons for food insecurity, there are over nine million children living in households like this.
Reading this article made me very sad. To know that there are so many families struggling to eat is a problem. Poverty is a very big global issue that affects so many people around the world. When I see this happening here in the United States, I automatically think about the children in other places of the world, who experiences this also. When I read this article, one of the main things that stuck out to me was the amount of children not getting the nourishment that they needed due to them being food deprived. Since this is happening, the children's education and development can suffer or be delayed. A child can not learn effectively if their stomachs are empty. This is an issue that really needs to be looked at more in depth. More policies need to be put into place, so that families do not have to deal with these types of issues.


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