Hunger in America? Yes it exists. For many middle class and upper class Americans, food is not a primary concern for the family. Instead it is school, work, or even a social life. Affluent Americans are not exposed to the hardships of living day to day and frankly some don’t even know hunger exists, but for the 41 million Americans throughout America who wonder when they are going to have their next meal, it is a serious problem.
Since its declaration of independence in 1776, the standard of living in the United States has been on an upward trajectory. Although the standard of living in America is rising, so is the divide between classes. Throughout the years, America has grown into one of the most powerful countries in the world, but still suffers from hunger and poverty. 1 in every 8 Americans suffer from hunger and poverty with over 41 million Americans across the United States are affected by hunger with 40.6 million Americans affected by poverty as of 2016.
Although the United States has one of the best economies in the world to date, it is still heavily stricken with hunger and poverty. The purpose of my presentation is to educate the Americans who aren’t necessarily faced with the struggle of being forced to live day to day, and encourage them to take part in knocking hunger out by becoming more informed and also taking part. Some things that the people viewing my app can do is to donate to the sites listed below such as FeedingAmerica.org as well as volunteer at nearby shelters handing out food or packing shelves.