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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hunger And Hope

Today, bloggers have been asked to unite in an effort to raise awareness about hunger and offer hope in finding a solution.

Here are the facts:
  • In 2007, 3.4% of all U.S. households (3.9 million households) accessed emergency food from a food pantry one or more times. (source Feeding America)
  • More than 840 million people in the world are malnourished — 799 million of them live in the developing world. (source CARE)
  • One third of the world's hungry people are South Asian. One quarter are from sub-Saharan Africa. The next largest populations are in East and Southeast Asia and in Latin America. (source The Hunger Project)
If these sobering facts inspire you to give, then visit Charity Navigator to view reports on hundreds of charities dealing with the issue of hunger. You can also view a video that we created for last year's Hunger Awareness Month.

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