Hunger

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DID YOU KNOW –

  • In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children
  • In 2013, households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 20 percent compared to 12 percent
  • In 2011, 4.8 million seniors (over age 60), or 8 percent of all seniors were food insecure
  • Nearly 800,000 people in Cook County, IL are unsure when they will receive their next meal

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES TO CONSIDER –

  • Volunteer at a nonprofit organization working to help end hunger/food insecurity
  • Organize a virtual food drive to raise funds for a nonprofit organization working to help end hunger/food insecurity
  • Advocate to public officials about this issue
  • Create Your Own Service Project

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