This is Hunger

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This evening I had the opportunity to see, “This is Hunger” an interactive experience on wheels that sheds light on the profound prevalence of hunger in America. Over 42 million Americans struggle with hunger everyday. This is 1 in every 8 people. 13 million of them are children.

Mazon, is a national non-profit working to end hunger. They are traveling across America in an 18 wheeler to spread the word and engage communities in conversation. One of their goals is to protect SNAP, (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.)

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“President Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress have already indicated they plan to make drastic changes that will gut long-standing and vital programs for the most vulnerable Americans, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

“House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has previously introduced dangerous proposals to change the structure of SNAP that will eviscerate the program and its funding. Now there is a real threat that his plan could advance, causing millions to suffer.”

Join me in signing the petition, urging Speaker Ryan to not impose structural changes to SNAP.

Here is one of the activities I tried tonight. Using this placemat, try to create a meal for Julie and her family. Choose one item from each category. Add it up and multiply it by 4.IMG_3187Do it….before reading any further

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Did your total for the family meal exceed more than $5.60? If so, try again and make a meal that will fit that budget. It is not easy.

Visit their website. Find them in your area and try to go and see this powerful presentation. Get involved, sign the petition and do what you can to help.

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