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Hunger in America

Is there hunger in America?

"One in six Americans go hungry.  Five of six can help".  --  http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america.aspx

REALLY?  50 million Americans.  Where are these people?  Have you seen anyone who looked under nourished lately?  Isn't there an obesity epidemic ... particularly among the poor?  Just HOW are these people defining "hunger"?

Are we actually causing the problem by "helping" with hunger?

Connie's friend Wendy Cox will present this topic ... as always, feel free to voice your OWN opinion!

 

 

 

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  • Connie

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2136864,00.html

    Above is the reference to the article in Time Magazine March[masked] on the high cost of medical care. Be prepared to be shocked and disheartened.

    May 23, 2013

    • Bryan

      Obama care will not lower costs. 3 minutes into this video he explains why: http://www.time.com/t...­

      May 25, 2013

    • Bryan

      article only available to time subsribers. can't they charge per article? Foreign Affairs charges per article.

      May 25, 2013

  • Connie

    Very interesting--learned some new perspectives. I DO know however that financial stress is alive and well among the minimum wage working class people and they can be very stressed from that even if they have food.

    May 23, 2013

    • Lee M.

      I might have missed something: I was operating on 2 hours of sleep during that discussion. In spite of my opening statement that I believed that there were children in our country who went to bed hungry some nights from lack of food in their home, which does affect their performance in school, it seemed to me that the general concensus was that 1) there is plenty of free food available. 2) sometimes it is the wrong food, leading to poor nutrition (but not as bad as early 20th century) and sometimes feelings of hunger at night. 3). Parents need to be educated better about how best to feed their children. 4) Many of the poor, fed but improperly-nourished, have homes with free cell phones, cable TV, and TV's in their bedrooms. If that is truly the belief, why are we concerned about minimum wage and subsidizing housing to improve children's nutrition?

      May 24, 2013

    • Bryan

      Raising minimum wage will just create more unemployment unless immigration is controlled.

      May 25, 2013

  • Patricia F.

    Interesting topic, good interactions

    May 22, 2013

  • Joe M.

    great talk thank you Wendy

    May 22, 2013

  • Thomas L.

    Somewhat apropos to our discussion: Wisconsin dairy tries honesty in labeling. http://www.chocolateshoppeicecr... has on their trucks: "Nutrition: Don't even ask! This is the best ice cream made in Wisconsin, and it tastes so go because it has GOBS of rich Wisconsin cream, TONS of real ingredients for BOAT-LOADS of luscious flavors. That means it is NOT LOW-FAT, low-calorie, or low-anything, and that's why everyone loves it. You want nutrition, eat carrots.

    May 22, 2013

  • Bryan

    food stamps up to $80 billion/year

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/24/top-secret-what-food-stamps-buy/?page=all

    whats 80 billion/50 million?

    ABout $1600/year per person.

    almost $5/day.

    However, the food stamp accounting is very poor.

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With GMOs, I'm afraid we'll have hunger and devastation in our future; please consider attending March Against Monsanto, on Saturday, 5/25/13, from 1-4 at County Square, 301 University Ridge: http://marchagainstmonsantogreevnillesc.blogspot.com/

    May 20, 2013

  • Sonja

    Looking forward to seeing what this group is all about!

    May 16, 2013

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