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About Hunger

 

In many ways, Iowa is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 9 Iowans, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.

Right now, millions of Americans and 11% of Iowans are struggling with hunger. This translates to over 389,250 Iowans, including 139,850 children, being forced to make tough decisions about providing food for their families or paying their rent or mortgage, paying for transportation, or paying for medical bills. These are choices that no one should have to make.

We all know, and are in contact, with people affected by hunger, even though we might not be aware of it. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. Most of us simply have no idea. It’s time to educate ourselves about the causes of hunger in America and work together to address them.

 

 

 

 

The Latest News

  Des Moines (September 24, 2014) - In August, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation declaring Iowa’s support of Hunger Action Month this September. A nationwide effort founded by Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Hunger Action Month strives to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. In Iowa,...

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