Child Hunger—The Invisible Problem
At a time of economic prosperity and low unemployment, many people may consider hunger to be an issue of the past. Yet there are very normal, yet chronically hungry people all around us—especially among the most vulnerable of populations—children. It may be hard to believe, but 1 in 8 children experience hunger in Minnesota—missing 31 million meals a year. And more than half of those missing meals are from suburban areas. While Second Harvest Heartland and our partners make a powerful difference for families who are struggling, there is more work to be done, and we need your help to do it. Consider a donation this holiday season and help us provide even more meals to those who need it most. Hunger may be invisible, but a hungry child, shouldn’t be.