Hunger at Home Kara Butters Kendra Butters Pictures from Microsoft Office Clipart What is Hunger?



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Hunger at Home

  • Kara Butters
  • Kendra Butters

What is Hunger?

  • Strong desire for food
  • Discomfort, weakness or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food
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Do you know anybody who suffers from hunger?

  • Hunger
  • Michigan
  • 1 million
  • United States
  • 31 million
  • World
  • 841 million
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Hunger Facts

  • 1 million people in Michigan are hungry
  • 14% of children under 18 live in poverty
  • 97% of people using emergency food are US citizens
  • 40% of the people using emergency food live in rural or suburban areas
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Hunger Facts

  • 5% of people are homeless
  • Poverty level for a family of 4 is $17,650 a year
  • Most common (38%) household size that uses emergency food is 2-3 people
  • 2.5% of federal budget spent on food assistance
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Why Are People Hungry

  • Inadequate state aid
  • Poor money management
  • Unemployment
  • Lack of Knowledge
  • Pride
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Methods of Decreasing Hunger

  • Hunger Action Coalition of Michigan
  • Food Bank Council of Michigan
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Community Gardens
  • Financial/Food Donations
  • Food Stamps
  • Free or reduced lunches at school
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What You Can Do

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