What would make you care about child hunger

What would make you care about child hunger

Yiping Xu, Guest reporter

Do you even think about Child Hunger in the United States?
  • What is even one reason for not donating for these children?
  • Desperate children around the US sometimes can eat one meal per 2 weeks before dying of starvation.
  • You can help!
What is the Issue with Child Hunger?
  • Nearly 16 million children (or 1 in 5 kids) live in a “food-insecure” household.
  • Lacking enough nutritious food on a regular basis.
  • Struggle with hunger at some time during the year as a result.
Why does it Matter to Health?
  • Insufficient access to food during pregnancy has been shown to increase risks for low birth weight in babies.
  • Children who struggle with hunger are likely to be sick more often,
  • Recover from illness more slowly,
  • Hospitalized more frequently,
  • Harmful health consequences,
  • Death at the age of 50 for children with no food to eat.
Will it make you care that it influences Education & Learning?
  • Food insecurity has been linked with
  • Delayed development
  • Malnutrition
  • Learning difficulties in the first two years of a child’s life.
Will it make you care that the kids who are not showing up at school can be due to hunger?
  • Food insecure children may be at greater risk of truancy and school tardiness.
  • On average, students who eat school breakfast have been shown to
  • Attend 1.5 more days of school per year
  • And achieve 17.5% higher scores on standardized math tests.


Would the Pictures make you Care?


Will it make you care that it has an Economic Impact on children?
  • Students who attend class more regularly are
  • 20% more likely to graduate from high school
  • High school graduates typically earn $10,090 more per year
  • And enjoy a 4% higher employment rate.
  • The Center for American Progress’ Hunger in America report calculated
  • Impact of being held back a grade or more in school resulting from hunger resulted
  • In $6.9 billion in lost income for 2009 dropouts in 2010
  • And that high school absence led to a loss of $5.8 billion, also in 2010.
  • In total, food insecurity led to a loss of $19.2 billion in [life-time] earnings in 2010.”
  • Hunger costs our nation at least $167.5 billion
  • Due to combination of lost economic productivity per year
  • More expensive public education because of the rising costs of poor education outcomes
  • Avoidable health care costs
  • And the cost of charity to keep families fed.
Will it frustrate you that children are having less food to eat?
  • Parents are not working so their child can’t even have food to eat.
  • Some less food for families may be that their income is higher than how much your family is suppose to have.
  • Leading to unavailable food stamps.
  • Refugee and Immigrated parents may be hiding so parents might not be able to find a job that easy.
  • Children at the age of 4 or older can be found wandering the streets for food.
  • Parents may be alcoholic, drunk, abusive, or a smoker and don’t care if their child has food or not.


Would these numbers in Statistics make you care?


Will it make you think again that these numbers are increasing..



Do you know that you can Help Someone in Need?

  • Solving child hunger will require cross-sector collaboration.
  • If individual donors, businesses, and the government work together
  • Providing necessary support, there should be no reason any child should go to bed hungry
  • Suffering the health
  • Education
  • Or Economic consequences listed above.
  • America’s Charities members are committed to addressing child hunger.
  • By supporting these organizations, you can help kids,
  • live healthier, happier, and more successful lives.


Would these videos make you care?


Will it make you care that you can donate now at Your Local Donation?

Idaho Food Bank Warehouse

555 S 1st Ave, Pocatello · (208) 233-8811

From  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Did you know American Charities can help you?
  • America’s Charities inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about.
  • People do this to bring more resources to the nonprofits that are changing our world around us.

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Did you know that there is other donations for people in desperate need?

Workplace Giving:

  • Empower employees to donate via payroll deduction to charities addressing child hunger.
  • Learn more.

Corporate Charity & Cause Marketing:

Donate Online:

Use America’s Charities website to

  • learn about
  • connect with
  • give to charities addressing child hunger


Did you know that there is plenty of Sources to learn about Child Hunger?


[1] Children’s Health Watch

[2] National Institutes of Health

[3] Journal of Nutrition: Child food insecurity increases risks posed by household food insecurity to young children’s health

[4] Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:Relationship Between Hunger and Psychosocial Functioning in Low-Income American Children

[5] Ending Childhood Hunger: A Social Impact Analysis by Deloitte and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices

[6] Center for American Progress, Hunger in America Report