Hunger is everywhere.

Whether you live in one of the ten largest cities in the U.S. or one of the smallest, you’ll find hunger. You’ll also find people responding to the need by volunteering in food banks, or food pantries.

Hunger across the nation

Children live in households with parents that are forced to choose between
buying food or buying some other necessity for the family. In a survey performed by Hunger in America, 34 percent of people served by The Feeding America Network
said that they were forced to make a choice between paying for food or paying for
transportation to take their child to school; 31 percent said they had to choose
between paying for medical care or paying for meals; and 27 percent had to make
the choice to feed their family or pay for housing for the month.

Local pantries who fill the void

As of 2013, Philadelphia had a population of about 1,553,165. Almost one quarter of those numbers needing help were under the age of 18.

Every week in Philadelphia, PA, Philabundance provides food to about
75,000 people through a network of nearly 400 member organizations.  The
organizations include food cupboards, shelters, emergency kitchen, and more.

The pantries help families experiencing some sort of hardship.  People often use food pantries because it saves money. By using a food pantry a family of four can save an average of $30 a week.

Fighting to end hunger in Alaska

Not only will you’ll find hunger in Philadelphia, but you’ll find people in
need in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the Fairbanks Community Food
Bank still needs 1,014 pies, 753 boxes of stuffing, 462 boxes of pumpkin,
1,528 loaves of homemade bread, and 1,811 turkeys. In these desperate times,  volunteers also respond to the call to collect the needed items.

Organizations such as Philabundance and community food banks not only help those in need, but it also fuels the spirit of the ones serving.

 

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