Food Insecurity

May 1, 2020

In 2018, 11.2 million children (1 in 7), lived in a food-insecure household.⠀ ⠀

As closures caused by the coronavirus lead to a rise in unemployment and poverty, more people will experience food insecurity.⠀ ⠀

A significant rise in unemployment over the year (+7.6 percentage points) and a corresponding rise in child poverty (+5.0 percentage points) would result in a total of 18.0 million children (1 in 4) experiencing food insecurity.⠀ ⠀

This is in America, one of richest countries in the world. I think about Hiro in all of this and how much I do not take for granted how lucky we are to have food on the table. It is heartbreaking to know that children just like Hiro will go hungry. ⠀ ⠀

If you have even one dollar to spare, please donate to either Feeding America or Wholesome Wave – I am proud to support them.⠀ ⠀

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