A lot of people don't realize how much struggle there is in the U.S. and how many people do not have basic necessities.
There's been a change in the structure of our society. It's a quiet kind of
problem, but in the end it's very serious and getting worse day by day. In the
last two years, we've seen double digit increases in the number of requests for
Poverty isn't limited to the cities - a growing number of families in our
suburban neighborhoods struggle with hunger every day. At area food banks the
lines are long. Many are unemployed but many others are working, sometimes two
jobs. Yet they still struggle to make ends meet.
Mothers must decide between feeding their children properly and paying the
rent. In some cases, parents are going without food so they can fill their
children's empty bellies. At this point it is no longer about nutritious food
but simply about having any food.
To learn how you can make your
dollars go farther to alleviate hunger in Eastern Pennsylvania, read about
the Feinstein Hunger Challenge.