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Domestic Hunger on Rise in America

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 26, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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 Domestic Hunger on Rise in America

Shocking revelation by 'Map the Meal Gap' study has stated that domestic hunger is a serious problem in America with several Americans relying on food banks to feed themselves and their families. America's food-bank network is now feeding 37 million people.

The study has revealed that a majority people at risk of hunger are not technically eligible for federal nutrition benefits. About 16.6% of Americans experience 'food insecurity' (the feeling of not knowing where one's next meal is coming from). America is one of the nations which grows much of the world's food and still several Americans are unable to feed themselves and their kids.


Domestic hunger impairs children's learning ability and also affects the productivity of the country's work force and threatens the prosperity of the nation. Unemployment is further worsening the domestic hunger scenario.

Source: Medindia

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