Feeding America: Millions Of Veterans Struggle With Hunger

Nov 10, 2015, 16:57 ET from Feeding America

CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As our nation commemorates Veterans Day and the heroic efforts of the US Military, past and present, it is important to note that many men and women who have served our nation now face hunger.

According to Feeding America's Hunger in America 2014 study, the use of food assistance is widespread across America. Our organization serves more than 46 million people annually – including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

Twenty percent of the households Feeding America serves have a member who is a veteran or has served in the U.S. military.

With such a high rate of food insecurity among our veterans, two things are important. First, we must do everything possible to ensure that the federal nutrition safety net continues to be fully-funded so that all veterans, and all Americans, have access to adequate amounts of healthy food.  Secondly, we ask all those who are able to help to support the work of Feeding America, and our efforts to provide food and groceries to more than 5 million American each week.

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

Ross Fraser

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