HUNGER and POVERTY

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POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD

Poverty is the state of being extremely poor and not being able to provide for you or your family. People living in poverty aren't capable of making enough money to meet their basic needs. Poverty is not only about not having enough money, poverty is being hungry and not having shelter. Poverty and hunger are directly related. People living in poverty go days without a solid meal because they cannot support themselves. Almost half of the worlds population lives off less than $2.50 a day. Around the world 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

HUNGER AROUND THE WORLD

Imagine going without a meal for over a week. Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to provide our selves with three sufficent meals a day but there is a massive amount of people who can't. 925 million go undernourished on a daily. Although the world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion that populate the Earth, many families who are living in poverty can't afford to purchase food. In 2010, 7.6 million children died due to hunger. Hunger is a huge problem facing our world. In order to help many the unfortunate people living in hunger, we must band together as a community and make a change.

Did you know...

  • 40% of food in America is thrown out. This could feed over 25 million Americans that are living in hunger.
  • About one in nine people on earth do not have enough food to live a healthy life
  • The majority of the worlds hungry people live in developing countries
  • Over 30 million children grow up in poverty in the United States
Poverty and hunger is a disastrous problem that our entire world is currently facing but with your help, we can put an end to poverty and hunger and help those who are struggling. Currently there are many organizations trying to stop world hunger around the world. If more people take a pledge to help and donate to specialized organizations ending world hunger and poverty will seem like a reasonable concept.

What can YOU do to help end the struggle?

Start Local.

There are 2,300 homeless people in Travis County alone. By donating food, clothes, and money to local organizations that help people in need you could save the lives of many people in your community.
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The Austin Resource Center for the Homeless is a local, non profit organization that aids many of the homeless in the Austin area. ARCH provides sleeping areas, public showers, public restrooms, storage lockers, laundry facilities and much more to those in need.

So what's the solution?

We believe that in order to solve the problem of hunger and poverty the entire world as a whole must come together and help the less fortunate. By donating to the organizations that are already helping the less fortunate we can improve the living conditions of many. Also, by raising awareness in your community you can get people aware of the awful situation many people are living in. If we put together our efforts we can put an end to world hunger and poverty.
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