Child hunger is on the rise

August 23, 2011 By: Lindsi Category: WordPress Import

"What's so hard is watching families who are working so hard—they're working jobs, they're earning money, and their dollars just don't go far enough."

-Dr. Megan Sandel, Boston Medical Center

Last week, ABC World News issued a report on the prevalence of child hunger in America. At Second Harvest Heartland, we've seen a dramatic increase in need...and we know that today, 40% of the people we serve are children under the age of 18.  According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, the number of children living in poverty in the U.S. is up nearly 20% from 2000.

Watch the video from ABC World News below, and as always, thank you for your support of hunger-relief for children and their families in our communities.


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