|"Homeless" - Judy Warner|
Here is another startling statement: "In fact, a shocking 49 percent of all babies born in the U.S. are born to families receiving food supplements from the WIC program, according to Jean Daniel, spokesperson for the USDA." [WIC, a supplemental food program that provides tailored food supplements to pregnant women and families with children under age 5 whose household income is less than 185 percent of the gross federal poverty limit. That's an annual gross income of $41,348 for a family of four.]
In a related web article, there is a list of ways that you can help including supporting your local food bank, or contributing $10 by texting FEED to 50555.
I will be flying off to India later next week and much of the time will be spent in an area where poverty is rampant and families go hungry. I found the ABCNews reports a stark reminder that hunger is not just 'over there' but right here in my own backyard. Hope that you can take the time to check out some of the stories and choose a way to contribute in your own community.