How Aware Are You of World Hunger?

September 26, 2010

If America is the land of plenty, why are so many going hungry?

  • 15 million children die of hunger every year.
  • 160 million children under the age of 5 are malnourished.
  • Every 3.6 seconds someone dies from hunger.
  • We don’t have to accept these stats. We can make a difference.

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ts=2 July 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

THEIR IS ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT STRUGGLE AND CAN`T AFFORD FOOD LIKE THEY SHOULD BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO MANY BILLS. YOU MIGHT CAN GET FOODSTAMPS BUT THEY TAKE THE GROSS INCOME NOT WHAT YOU ACTUALLY BRING HOME , I THINK THAT STUIP BECAUSE IT HURT YOU IN THE LONG RUN ON HOW MANY YOU CAN RECIEVE. WE GOT A FEW FOOD PANTRY THAT HELPS PEOPLE I THINK THAT GOOD.

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ywilson June 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Yes, I agree. It’s crazy that they don’t look at the take home pay.

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tcrossley July 22, 2015 at 4:50 pm

I agree that they should account for what you actually bring home I’ve never completely understood why they take the gross income. But that’s how the government works.

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ppumphrey December 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm

I agree. DHS should look at net pay, not gross. Because they tax the CRAP out of you.

Bsossamon July 20, 2016 at 11:41 am

I agree I think they should look at what you actually bring home and not the gross income

JessyM July 25, 2016 at 11:33 am

I think the requirements for assistance should be individually based on circumstances for each family. If someone is working to better their situation, they might qualify for more assistance than a person that is unemployed while needing financial help. However, it is the children in these homes that suffer because of the restrictions places. A house with food is a luxury to many working families today, it is sad.

bbyers6771 February 4, 2017 at 4:45 am

I agree because you can not spend what the government takes out of your check

mfranklin1` March 16, 2017 at 10:32 am

The system will never be perfect unfortunately.

mhardage3 April 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm

I agree with you. Some families need food stamps but do not qualify when they have 4 kids and they’re bringing home only 30,000 a year combined. Most of that goes to bills and schooling for the kids.

ANewman April 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm

I totally agree that they should account for the total brought home not gross income.

A.Wood July 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm

We had food stamps for awhile until my mother got a little raise and even though it still isn’t enough to get groceries they took us off because she “makes too much”.

Kyle Cash July 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm

It definitely sucks for people that are working and trying hard to support their families and therefore make just enough not to qualify for assistance but not enough to buy the groceries their children need.

khoward November 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm

I agree. It seems like they reward the people that do not attempt to work and penalize the ones that do. Looking at the gross income would help more people to qualify.

Shannon Williams September 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

There are so many families that cannot afford a simple gallon of milk, but yet the government tells them that they can with the wages they had received in the past. I have gone through this myself. I was recently divorced, single parent, trying to pay rent, utilities, and a car payment (junker car). I went to try to get help and the case worker said I should stop working all together or go to work part time earning 24 hours a week instead of 40. I tried to raise my daughter not to be dependent on anyone and if I reduced my hours to meet the standards of the government. I would have lost my home, my car and my utilities would have been shut off, then I would have lost my daughter for neglect. Its crazy how much our government really cares about it’s people. Not to mention trying to feed her!

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kbrodin November 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm

What a blessing that you were able to get help!

acgill March 18, 2016 at 2:12 pm

I understand! People that are working and trying to get by need help too, not just the unemployed. It seems that work is penalized by the government although underemployment is an issue as much as unemployment.

Ashleigh W. July 10, 2016 at 12:08 am

Your penalized when you work hard to make a living, it truly is a blessing that you made it through that hard time.

Peyton Blackerby July 22, 2016 at 9:34 pm

Its sad when you get punished for working and trying to support your family and they will straight tell you to “stop working”. Its sickening to see the people out there trying to work for their family get punished while some people sit back and relax and take advantage of the system.

kbrasfield October 24, 2016 at 10:22 am

That happened to my wife when she divorced her husband and had a baby boy. She tried to get food stamps and the lady at DHS told her she made $20 to much a month to qualify. Then asked her if she was pregnant because if she was she could as much assistance as needed. My wife told her that is ridiculous because the last thing she needed after divorcing her husband and having a baby already was another kid. This is crazy how the programs are controlled and distributed, you are rewarded for being less responsible in this case.

csmart January 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm

I was also told that if I just quit my job they would give me assistance. Like anyone can afford to do that.

mbarrett228 April 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm

I was on the flip side of this situation. My mom was single. We were homeless and the government didn’t do anything.

KatelynOstrem November 29, 2017 at 10:57 pm

That situation is really hard. I am not lucky enough to have kids yet but I know from listening to my mom about what she has done to give us a good life.. It is stressful, and it warms my heart to read that you are not the sort of person to just quit your job and jump on welfare.

kmclane1426 November 8, 2015 at 11:01 pm

I completely agree. Food pantries are great but if we could decrease the cost of food or increase the wages more people could afford to feed their families without relying on other sources.

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astefanovic November 11, 2015 at 12:29 am

food is so expensive these days i completely agree with you and think we need to decrease food costs and mainly decrease the cost of healthy foods because the main problem is that fast food is so cheap

Megan moore February 24, 2016 at 11:51 pm

I’m perfectly fine with how things are now. If we decrease prices then other wages will have to go up. If it’s not one thing then it’s another. Everyone can’t be satisfied and we don’t need to change everything that we think is wrong.

AToney86 April 7, 2016 at 12:36 am

I couldn’t agree with you more and on top of that, you can almost forget about eating healthy because those foods are even more expensive. Changed up my diet and my grocery bill tripled while trying to eat healthier.

knichole April 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

I agree, there shouldn’t be this many hungry people in the world. Food is expensive, and who has time to grow their own food when most people are working two jobs and have a family to raise.

Ashleigh W. July 10, 2016 at 12:23 am

Exactly! I completely agree. Food is very expensive, you cannot buy a weeks worth of food for less than a 100 dollars.

tynapp July 24, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Your exactly correct. We have to definitely take care of the children.

msorrell April 30, 2017 at 2:27 pm

There definitely needs to be a better system

dahlke11 April 4, 2016 at 8:05 pm

We do not have many food pantries around more and I think we should. A lot of people in my community are on food stamps, and it saddens me. When I think about all the people going hungry, it makes me feel that much thankful.

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trhoden November 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm

I fully agree with you, I think there should be more food pantries. I worked at one for 2 summers and it brought me so much joy seeing the looks on peoples faces when I gave them their food.

lefj1979 April 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm

I grew up poor so I know first hand what its like to not have food

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alec_young2 July 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm

I apologize that you had to grow up like this and probably often have to go bed hungry. You can probably empathize more for the people in these videos. It is not your fault in the slightest that you had to grow up and know what it is like to not have food. That is how it probably is for a good portion of the starving population, and that is so sad. Hopefully, we can help to limit these problems in the world.

Co94dy7 March 1, 2017 at 7:39 pm

That must have been a rough childhood.

Amber Newman April 8, 2016 at 10:52 am

I also agree that is stupid, they need a better system for that stuff.

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Sydney Nichole July 18, 2016 at 8:12 pm

I certainly agree with you as well. What is even worse is that you got ppl that take advantage of food stamps as well as elderly ppl who cant get too much in food stamps because they get retirement and/or disability. its getting out of hand. There has to be a way to help everybody. Just don’t know how.

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RSwaim July 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

I agree maybe more food pantry could be put into place, or more emphases on helping family’s.

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kfendley July 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

I totally agree with you on the fact that the rules for food stamps are too harsh. Just because you show that you have a gross income does not factor that you also may have to pay for health insurance which is quite costly. Also, I believe that the cost of food in general needs to be drastically lowered, the inflation over the last 10 years has been tremendous.

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kneal October 16, 2016 at 8:39 am

I agree it is crazy that they don’t look at take home pay. I have had a few people in my family apply for food stamps and they can’t receive them because they make too much or they are not pulling enough minimal work hours as students. It is stupid.

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Angelena essary November 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm

I agree with how they calculate the income is crazy, you cant spend what you make you can only spend what you bring home,

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Averyel85 November 9, 2016 at 9:59 pm

I’ve always thought they should look at what you have left over after taxes are taking out, after rent, utilities, and car payments are factored in to determine food stamp eligibility.

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mjones13 April 8, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Both of my parents are on disability and the government is constantly acting like they have extra money to spend. They barely have the money to pay for medical bills and groceries. Sometimes it has been one or the other.

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tperkins October 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Right this is something that should be fixed it is sad to think about.

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CHARPER3 November 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

I hate that about the government. They’re more willing to help someone who has no income than help someone fill in the gap that’s trying to help themselves.

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KNE2 July 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I did not realize how many people actually go hungry every day or how many children die each day due to malnutrition. I did know that pantries around the world worry about not having enough food to provide those in need. I sponsor a young girl in El Salvador, through Compassion International, and I am so very thankful for organizations like them that get help to provide food and supplies to those in need. Although, I think helping those in need should start right here in the U.S. I have never been able to or had the time to volunteer in a pantry or anything, but I hope to one day. And I hope each of you will as well.

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Agnes Turner July 3, 2015 at 2:42 pm

“We are the world we are the children” -IIt was amazing that the popular singers united in a song to help for starving children All over the world there are many organization to help people and children to provide food and supplies. Bless all!!

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Lindsey Thompson November 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

I totally agree that we should start right here in the U.S. Yes, it is great to be helping people in other countries but at the same time we have the same problem right here.

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mcash97 January 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm

totally agree the number of children dying from starvation is getting worse. something has to be done.

collinb1986 July 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

I have always believed that we should take a break from trying so hard to take care of other countries and start working on fixing our own problems.

Blusinger March 3, 2016 at 1:10 pm

its truly horrible to see how many people are starving because we don’t do enough to help sometimes.

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sparrish March 16, 2016 at 10:41 pm

God Bless You! Sponsoring a child in El Salvador is something we can all do… One step at a time. I think it all falls on our government. People who are considered poverty level receive $16.00 a month for food stamps. That is what my neighbor receives. It is shameful. If we don’t protect our children and our children’s future – what is left? Thank God for programs that are available to help families in need.

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Lcatlett November 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

I wasn’t aware of the specific amount of people that are hungry every day as well, pantries are a good start to help us curve this problem of world hunger, and it is a shame that most go without so much with how many resources that are available to us.

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lmp2 July 16, 2011 at 2:04 am

this broke my heart. i sat down to watch it eating an orange and i put it to the side. i am so blessed that my children are healthy. there are plenty of food banks around and i wonder why on 2/3 of American people are on assistance where is the other 1/3 and why are they not trying to help themselves, i have no tolerance for this. people need to swallow there pride and feed there babies they didn’t ask to be brought into this world so man up and take care of them. hell that’s why we pay taxes right.

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Bbates4 March 4, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Some of those people fall through the gap for assistance. If you are in bankruptcy. They do not count that off your income, when you apply I guess it doesn’t matter that you are there because you lost your job and this was a last resort to keep your family in a home. But fell you were just blowing money.

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ywilson June 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

It’s terrible how they treat the people that actually need assistance. There are so many people who have lost their jobs, because companies are sending most jobs overseas.

MLW2 July 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm

This video hits you right to the bone.. I think i have so much to say about this. America is plentiful of food, so i am wondering why people are actually going hungry. Food banks and places that feed the poor really help. There should be know children that go to bed hungry. Everyone deserves to eat even if we are not able to help in any other way

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mswitzer April 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

I agree. No child should ever go to bed hungry. I don’t understand why people are starving either. We have the means to feed the hungry.

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Chelsea Vogel Hunter February 7, 2016 at 6:11 am

I agree no child should ever go hungry their is more than enough for a child to suffer from starvation

annadannelle December 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm

I agree. No matter what it takes, no one should go hungry. More people should donate to help fix the problem.

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tclift23 March 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

I totally agree. There needs to be more people united to help this cause.

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rrink October 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm

I completely agree with you. It’s very sad to think about anyone going hungry. I don’t understand how America cannot provide enough food to be affordable for families to prevent hunger.

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koverton November 7, 2016 at 11:48 am

It makes me sad to think of all the children that are starving in the U.S. alone. I think some people don’t realize that hunger is a real threat in America too and not just third world countries.

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Autumnd October 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Hunger is all over the world. It is an occurring problem and needs to be dealt with. It is even in the United States.

JLA July 14, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Hunger is such a problem in all parts of the world. I think fixing it starts at home. If we weren’t taxed to death already, maybe more people would be willing to donate just a little to solve this problem. The sad part is the kids that can’t do anything about there situation.

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lmp2 July 16, 2011 at 2:06 am

one hundred percent agree with you. but that’s the one thing the people in these third world countries over populate themselves and have no means of providing enough. and as we are concerned some one needs to take control of the situation.

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Tristan G April 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm

If we can’t provide for our own country we shouldn’t try and fix others. I agree. Lets start at home.

ywilson June 24, 2015 at 10:47 pm

I agree with you. Fixing hunger should start at home. We are paying to much in taxes for things that don’t matter. There is no reason that children should starve to death.

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Ashleigh W. July 10, 2016 at 12:21 am

I agree it does need to start at home. I think people assume you have to be on drugs, or homeless to need help. When honestly everyone is struggling, your single mothers, fathers, elderly, children. Kids should not have to be hungry, this breaks my heart.

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PLP July 14, 2011 at 1:06 am

Food banks or pantries are great things and save many families from total starvation! If everyone gave one or two cans of vegetables a week, or every two weeks, even once a month, just think of how much food these pantries could help feed needy families! As they say — a little can help much!
With our economy still so bad, and I really don’t see any change any time soon or in the future, and jobs so scarce, we all need to band together to help our own people in our communities so our children won’t go hungry!
Everyone of us need to stop and think — w2hat if it was our family in that position and needed the help or starve!

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KNE2 July 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I totally agree with you, but there are some of us that do good to feed ourselves and our family at times, that can’t do one or two cans of vegetables weekly, biweekly, or monthly. I do think that it should start right here in the U.S., before we try helping any other country.

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Ashleigh W. July 10, 2016 at 12:10 am

Amen!

vvaldes1222 May 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm

I totally agree, if more people gave to food banks that would save so many lives.

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Allie_B November 2, 2015 at 10:08 am

We must be careful, people can and will take advantage if we aren’t mindful. We can help with food but also help them to help self.

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mcunningham April 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm

I completely agree with everything you said. I think so many of us believe that we don’t have hungry people near us so we can’t help but that is so untrue. There are hungry people everywhere and it would be so easy for us to help the less fortunate. It’s so sad that they don’t get the food we need when a lot of people could be helping.

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Ashley July 25, 2016 at 12:31 am

Their is so many people near everyone who is hungry but you may never know…sometimes I think it can be a pride thing.

Gina Jones July 26, 2016 at 10:05 pm

I agree with this! If more people gave, it would help so much! People don’t understand the impact they could have just by giving and encouraging others to give as well.

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tresa clark July 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I was shocked to find out how many people died every year from hunger.

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Ashleigh W. July 10, 2016 at 12:22 am

This was a very informative video. I was shocked too, it breaks my heart.

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DMC 4 July 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm

i do not belive hunger in the world should be aproblem and it is a very big problem not only in other countries but in our own country as well

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adaniel7 April 9, 2015 at 1:07 am

WORLD HUNGER SELF EXPLANATORY! IT’S EVERYWHERE!!!! LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! EVEN IF IT”S OUR NEIGHBORS!

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ywilson June 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm

This is so true. There is no excuse for hunger in our contry. Someones priorities are all messed up. Wake up american government!!!!

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AMG July 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

This absolutely breaks my heart to see. There shouldnt be a problem like this. Here in the US there is so much food that is just wasted. I guess if its not right in front of your face you just dont realize it.

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lbabb March 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

I totally agree! It breaks my heart to see all of their pictures and facts.

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devans March 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm

You nailed it, AMG. We are such a self-centered culture; it it’s not right in our faces we manage to not see it all. Out of sight out of mind.

aditzu April 21, 2015 at 4:34 pm

I come from Romania, so it actually breaks my heart seeing so much food being throw away here in U.S.A

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djennings2061 July 22, 2015 at 10:20 am

it’s sad that we do throw away so much food here in America, and still have people starving here.

Ashleigh W. July 10, 2016 at 12:36 am

Americans do waste an awful lot of food, its so sad. You would think because we have so much food here we wouldn’t have hungry families but we do. We need to do something more, our government needs to do something!

Atheroux November 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm

This video makes me rethink not eating my leftovers. We shouldn’t be wasting food.

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Jadamson April 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm

It is ridiculous how much food is wasted on a daily basis. We should take a page from other countries and learn how to put that food to good use.

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JM2 July 9, 2011 at 8:15 am

Hunger to me is a problem that shouldn’t exist, especially in The United States. When you think about the amount of money the government wastes on a daily basis its sickening. Bail outs for companies where CEOs are making millions for bonuses while families are going hungry. We should be ashamed.

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SMB July 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm

The number of people on the streets because big banks with bail out money kicked the people to the street raised the rates 5% to cover the costs and had big time buying all of the foreclosure property as rental income…at what expense…hunger…homelessness….hope they sleep well.

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PEE2 July 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I agree with you SMB, the problem of hungry in the world can be explained by the greediness off people who have a lot to feed 8 or 9 generation without causing a big hole in their bank account. But do not care at all.

DGPatton November 2, 2016 at 8:11 pm

With hunger the way it is, you would think that some of the billions and billions of dollars the government spends on stupid things can be better used. It is very unfortunate.

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LLM July 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

These videos made me realize how blessed I am to have parents who can provide to my needs and then some. I didn’t realize how much I take for granted like certain food or drinks that millions of kids never have or get. It was heartbreaking to see such little kids not have a chance at life because they are dying from hunger. I know times are hard with the economy and people are losing their jobs and not able to feed their family but this is when others need to step out and help them, and instead of buying junk food to just snack on, send food to somewhere else that can use it.

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AMG July 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I am with you on that. We are really blessed also th be able to provide the proper needs of our children and our family. Growing up there were alot of times when my parents didnt eat so me and my four other siblings could.

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adaniel7 April 9, 2015 at 1:12 am

We are truly blessed and very fortunate to have all he different means to eat or adapt so we don’t starve. STOP WORLD HUNGER!!!

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mthacker0878 September 5, 2015 at 11:02 am

I totally agree with you concerning this video. We are a very blessed people and when you actually take the time to watch a video like this one it makes you realize how fortunate were are to have good parents that provided meals each day, and snacks. I also agree with you for when I watched this video it broke my heart seeing the malnourished children. It’s so very sad because we as Americans waste so much food every day. If these children could have what we throw out each day it would stop a lot of world hunger.

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RRJ July 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Things are getting so expensive these days that people can’t afford to feed their families and try to maintain a household. So many people are unemployed now that it makes it even harder for them to feed their families.

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Darius2 April 7, 2016 at 12:47 am

Its even harder in poorer countries where they have to battle diseases and unclean water.

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eramsey4317 April 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

This is very true!! I make over twice of what minimum wage is and I have to work two jobs along with my fiance’s income to provide for this family of 4. Our grocery bill is around $300 every two weeks! This is us just buying meats, vegetables, water, eggs, milk, butter, and some snack foods (we prepare all of our meals, never buy ready to serve d/t our diets). Pre-nursing income, I could not be able to buy groceries like this. I would not be able to on a minimum wage income or two minimum wage incomes.

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HMH2 July 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I have experienced first hand what it is like to need the help of your church and local community centers to receive free groceries. These churches and community centers are such a blessing. Over the past few years groceries (especially produce) prices seem to be rising. It’s frustrating to go to the store with $75 for two people and barely be able to afford to make a healthy meal. Then, there is the push for organic!!! $$$$$ Don’t people understand that even working middle class people are struggling. It’s so disheartening to try to feed your family healthy food on such a small budget.

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RRJ July 6, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I only have two children and it is almost impossible for me to manage so I can only imagine how families with 3 or more children make it.

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GYF June 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm

It is so saddening to learn how many people die from hunger. It is sickening to know of all the food that Americans just throw out, when there are people dying.

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LAF2 June 29, 2011 at 11:32 pm

It is very sad that people go to bed hungry. I try to fix enough for my family, so I will not have to throw food out. I also donate to a charity for the needy. I think it is a good thing to do. I can not think of someone going to bed hungry.

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LLM July 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm

That is awesome that you donate to charity, I need to start getting my parents and myself involved with something like that. It is heartbreaking to know that children are going to bed without eating everyday and that most of them will never have a chance at life because of these issues.

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JM2 July 9, 2011 at 8:24 am

It’s odd what I’m learning in a nutrition class. I do give to the Salvation Army every year but I could do a little more. It’s so easy to get caught up in your own world of problems and not think about others. It’s human nature I guess.

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JLA July 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I know we have all joked at one time about throwing out food. The sad reality is that there are so many people that really are hungry. Maybe the more we learn, the better stewards of all resources we will be.

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aak2 June 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

These videos were both very sad. The most insane thing to me is that the United States spent that much money on perfume and could have helped with world hunger. These videos really make me want to take my next pay check and just dontate it all to these people, even though my check isn’t very much. But I think it would help a little. It is sad to think that the elderly are to embarresed to ask for help. But I think I would be too. You go for so many years providing for yourself and your family and then you can’t anymore. It’s awful. I really feel for these people. On the thing it says that 18 billion dollars could fix world hunger. If EVERYONE donated something I think that would help. I know most of us are struggling ourselves, maybe not as bad as these people we just saw. I know me and my family have had our times and it has been rough!

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MRC2 M Cottrell June 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Yes, there are a lot of children dying every day around the world. It is a sad thing to see. I am aware of how greedy the rich are, but what are we going to do about it? Really, there are so many bad things in this world that just make me sick to my stomach, but what can I do about it? In some of those countries the people would rather starve than eat a cow. I know it is not all of the countries but you know what I would rather kill the stupid cow then watch my children die of starvation. I know, I know, I know, that is their way of life. America needs to realize that not every nation wants to be like us. Just think about it people, look how greedy and spoiled we are! If all the medicines in the world were not used any more then guess who would be the first nation to lose most of their population? America because we are so immunized and pumped full of prescriptions that our bodies would not survive. Oh but those third world countries and their people would sure be around. So what is the real problem here? Could it be fixed? It could, but who wants to take the time to do anything about it. You know we are all guilty of this world hunger problem, all of us. Because nobody cares about anybody else but themselves.

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HMH2 July 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I agree with you! What are we supposed to do about world hunger? Americans are blessed with many rich food products but we are also struggling. We may not be “starving” per se but our family is struggling just to make ends meet in an economy that could care less about us. At this point, the best we can do is to help those that we can and continue to pray for God’s mercy and pray for people to look to Him.

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laf2 June 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

That is very sad that many people young or old go hungry. Many seniors have to pick whether they buy food or medicine. And they pick their meds and do without food.

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sboyett April 8, 2015 at 10:57 pm

When most people think about hunger they think about kids and how sad it is for kids to not have enough food to eat. And I agree it is a terrible thing. So heartbreaking. But I also think about seniors. Many seniors are barely getting by. Most of them have huge expenses with medicines and health insurance supplements. I think many of them do with out food or just eat cereal or toast or canned soup. Hopefully they have family that looks in on them and make sure they have what they need. But for many, I doubt it. They also might not have air conditioning or heat because they cant afford to run it.

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wjh2 June 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I think it is very sad that so many go without food while others have more money and food than they could possibly use. I feel with things going the way things are right now there will be alot more people that go to bed hungry. I think that it is sad that alot of seniors have very little to eat. We should do more to help the seniors out more than we do. The later video is so heartbreaking. We take many things for granted and food is one of them, if we make too much for a meal we throw it out to the dogs. We need to think of those without food.

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laf2 June 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm

It is a sad world we live in today. I can not imagine thinking anyone going without food.

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aak2 June 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I am definatley guilty of throwing things out if I make too much. I never thought about how hungry people would enjoy it. It’s insane how much some people make and they can’t help out with world hunger.

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Shannon March 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Wow!! So many of us take for granted that we have food in our frig. I had no idea the extent of the hunger problem in the United States. Watching these videos make me want to step up and do something to change that. I am only one person and can’t do much but if everyone steps up to help it will make a difference in lives of several people.
sj 03/08/11

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MRC2 M Cottrell June 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I agree with you. If everyone steps up and tries to do something about the hunger problem then yes there can be a difference made in this country. The only problem is there are more people who don’t care then there are those of us that do care. People are selfish, money hungry, and greedy. If it is happening to them then they would be concerned. It’s kind of like these movie stars that don’t give money to charity until something happens to them. Take Michael J. Fox for instance. When he found out he had Parkinson’s disease he sure pushed a lot of money for researching a cure. See, there are stories like that. I am getting mad so I am going to stop there.

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C-W March 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

i have had exsperiance with hunger that most people overlook. Ive been involved in ministrys that work the streets handing out food and supplies because most of these people are homeless or right on the line.

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S-G February 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

It is very disturbing for me to know I have wasted leftovers in my fridge right now, and to think about all of the starving people in this world. I am so very blessed to be able to feed my children every day.

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JM2 July 9, 2011 at 8:20 am

My family is guilty as well. We throw so much food away. It’s not that throwing less food away would make someone else be less hungry, but it makes you realize how much is taken for granted. It’s not a good feeling.

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E-A February 24, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Richard Wright in “Black Boy” said “Hunger stood by my bedside,staring at me”.That is a phrase i can never forget.I was born in Cameroon,Africa,and i know first hand that there are thousands of people dieing of starvation.I was blessed to have a family that provided three square meals for me,but not everyone is that lucky.In Cameroon the average Cameroonian has a bachelors degree,but no jobs.It is heart wrenching to see that people go to school to be able to better thier lives,but when they graduate,they starve due to lack of food.The advertisements we see on TV,some are true,some are farce.To anyone who wants to help,please help you just might be the ANGEL the starving kids and families are waiting for.
EA

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K-H February 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm

This video made me realize how good I have it. We see others with things we wish we had, yet we should be thankful for what we do have. There are so many people who have far less than what we do. I am very blessed and loose sight of that sometimes. This video puts things into perspective for me.

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SRS February 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm

The statistics are horrible on the amount of children that are going hungry in our world. So many people are just getting by and living paycheck to paycheck and so many more that do not even have jobs due to the economy. It makes me really sad to think about people of any age going hungry. I do not see and end in sight for our economy or the problems we are all facing. My son came in the room as I was watching these videos and he said mom why are you crying. I told him how sad I was to think about kids going to bed hungry. Then I said I was so thankful we have enough to take care of our family when so many do not. God bless each and every person tonight with food.

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R-E February 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

There are a lot of people that die each and ever day from here to all the way across the world that die from being hungry. Thank goodness that the US passed a law that all children will get breakfast. No child going to school will go hungry anymore. Even tho one meal a day is not healthy, I believe that the guilt finally got to the government. I enjoyed the song as well, one of my favs

RE

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R-E February 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

JW & CS-
It really bothers me to know that we have people right here in our area that go to bed hungry every night, but our country feeds other countries. If we get down on our luck and we work really hard to get nice things for ourself then the state makes you sell it to become a candiate for food stamps. Am I the only one that sees something wrong with this picture?

RE

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Collins.M April 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Yes of course. A lot of people go days without a single meal. It is quite sad to know that but it is real and happening everyday be it here in America or some where else in the world.

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C-S February 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Really loved th second video especially with the WE are the World Song!!! It makes me sad that there are so many children dying. We are such a rich world
Nobody should die from hunger, Maybe instead of paying for wars, we should be paying for food for children and families!!!

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E-A February 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

You are going to far even looking at wars.Look at people and pets.I have no problems against pets but i think if there are humans starving to death and a dog is getting a SPA treatment,we are having misdirection of affection.I believe the moment we stop caring is the moment we lose our humanity.Am afraid thats already happening.
EA

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R-D February 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm

With so many things out of our control, men, women, and children dying from malnutrition and starvation are within our capabilities to prevent, if we, as a society, would step up and take responsibility. If every person, in this world, who had plenty to eat, would take it upon themselves to help feed a starving person, we could wipe out hunger all together, possibly forever.

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J-W February 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Wow! I never knew that world hunger caused so many deaths. It is very unfortunate that this is not one of the world’s “leading killers” like cigarettes or other tobacco produces. I think they should make the public more aware of how wasteful we can be and how mis-fortunate others are just as they publicize tobacco as dangerous!

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Holly Bean December 3, 2010 at 5:13 pm

World hunger is really bad! It has been a problem way to long. I would love to help people out but I am doing all i can just to pay my bills and buy my food. With the economy so bad right now even the people that were doing good before are struggling now. I think the would would be a much better place if the people with extra would help the people without. I do have to say however that it is really hard to do good things anymore. You cant even help out a hick hiker because you cant trust that the person wont try to kill you.

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Salvador V. November 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm

These two videos made me thankful for everything I am able to give my daughter. Its amazing that the US and Europe would rather have perfume than help starving children.

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J-W February 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I completely agree! Why as Americans do we spend countless dollars on so many things we could live without, while some people are living without the essentials they can’t. How did we become such a society?

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Krysten A November 29, 2010 at 11:22 pm

i can’t believe that it was that bad. Every 3.6 seconds someone dies from hunger ?? WOW!!

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Salvador V. November 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm

That blew my mind as well. The fact that every five seconds its a child is crazy.

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Glen L October 13, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Most of use are familar with little rock arkansas, but some of use have never seen little rock at daylight hours. If one was driveing down baseline or university at daylight you will notice all of the homeless and hungry people on the streets. It amazes me to see that because i never would have thought that i could see such a thing so close to me. Poverty is all around us and i realize that the older i get. If you are ever out at that time of day just look around in those and other areas and you to will see it. I think food banks are a great thing and we all sould do more to support them. One i am a huge fan of is hungry hunters. Being a hunter myself i donate as many deer as i can a year. If you are one who loves to hunt but not one who eats the meat find the nearest hungry hunter association nearest you. They will take any wildgame donations and distribute it around the world all you haft to do is drop it off to them and they do the rest.

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Holly Bean October 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Wow! I knew about world hunger, but watching these videos really opened my eyes to the things that I have taken for granted. I never knew how easy it would be to solve this problem. I think it is so sad that they are people out there that have not ate in days when I have never missed a meal. It is hard to beleive how many people this effects. It makes me feel grateful to have always had the things in life that I needed, but it also makes me want to help others that are not as luck as I have been.

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Aflores1965 November 11, 2016 at 10:38 pm

Yeah, I knew about world hunger but definitely not in America.

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Lacey H. October 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm

So to me the second video was the saddest thing to have to watch. The stats are stuff we don’t think about everyday but watching that video just puts it out there and makes you realize how bad hunger and starvation really is. The saddest things are seeing children being so thin and the parents can’t do anything about it because of how bad poverty is now. Oh and another thing is really 2 dollars a day, there is no way someone can live off 2 dollars a day. That is so sad to hear.

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Tyler B October 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I was aware of world hunger but on the flipside of that i wasnt aware of how many in America go hungry and how easy it can be fixed. I waste money all the time on things i do not really need and im sure most of you do too. We all need to break this habbit and make a change.

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Laken Teague October 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I was very aware of world hunger but unaware of how easy this problem could be fixed. Donating a little here and there could help. People today waste money instead of putting it were it could help starvation.

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Taylor B October 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

If two airliners crashed and 15million people died. Headlines and news cast everywhere would talk about the horable tragedy for months or even years much like 9-11. The truth is 15 million children not adults children die every year from cureable causes. Wheres the headline? Its time to “start locally and think Globally” This is just my opinion.

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Lauren D September 30, 2010 at 12:38 am

These videos were definitely shockers and it makes me sick to think about all the people dying from hunger. If only everyone would realize that to make the world a better place that we could start by just lending a hand. The way things work these days are just so messed up. I can’t believe that world hunger could be controlled with the cost of what we spend on perfume. I don’t think i’m going to even wear perfume anymore. Food is expensive and there are too many people suffering for there not to be something done about it. It seems like McDonalds is contributing more by making a cheeseburger a dollar when a healthy gallon of milk cost five. I just do no get it. I’m stepping up by saying that I’m going to help make a difference. One child every five seconds. You just can’t ingnore that. Just like the people in the videos said, It can happen to anyone. It could be me or you. Think about it!

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vera, A September 30, 2010 at 12:08 am

some of these “end hunger” organizations are sincere, but some are really out to extort people by using sorrowful images to attract ones sympathy.the images are sympathetic no doubt but there is hunger everywhere.Hunger is global.its a pandemic.no country is free from it.some are just able to find and implement better solutions than others.

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D Beard September 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Its amazing what Americans take for as everybody has it. I dont eat left overs. Just never had to growing up and so now I dislike them. Mostly I waste alot of food. Which is a bad habit because there are people in our country and others that are starving. People sometimes have a blind eye to others need. We dont think about just eating just because. There is someone out there that hasnt had a meal. Its something to think about when we go through our daily lives it is a sad deal. Should make everyone thankful of what they do have.

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Donnie H. September 29, 2010 at 6:05 pm

World hunger is an option that America is choosing to ignore. In most cases in Africa for instance the birth rate is high because of sexual assaults. I would never put my family in a situation that we could not take care of them, well not on purpose anyway. We have to be careful not to be a judge against those in finanial crisis because in our current economy nothing is certain. My heart goes out the people that struggle to find food to eat, while our biggest problem is figuring out what we want to eat.

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vera, A September 29, 2010 at 11:38 pm

@ Donnie, there is sexual assults every where, even in America,maybe even worst here. there could be instances of sexual assaults just as anywhere else.but that does not account 4 why people have more than 2 or 3 kids.i dont think sexual assaults is the reason why people choose to have more kids in Africa. there are large families there but one would barely hear about 18kids n counting in Africa.all the same i would be glad if u share references to your source of info so i can learn something new.

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SMB July 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm

There is no available food or birth control there. The cultures and norms are different. My daughter went to Africa at age 15 and spent a summer. I agree that judge not because there today may be our tomorrow. The economy is bad and probably will be worse. We have a food pantry in our church 2 job families are having a hard time. For me almost overnite last year I lost my job and health because of a tumor. There is no stopping some things in life and no amount of prepared will help.

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devin r September 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm

When i helped pass out food at a food pantry one thanksgiving, and I was shocked to see so many people that I knew, and saw everyday. Yeah, the economy is slow, but the high cost of living has always been, and will always be high. It’s still really sad to see pictures of hungry kids.

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Lauren D September 30, 2010 at 12:41 am

See I agree there are so many people that we could know and most like do know that are suffering. By just lending a hand we could be helping some of the most influencial and important people in our lives and we need to show them that we are there for them and care. I think you are a great person for volunteering.

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Ashley M September 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Everyone knows it that the economy is declining dramatically and everyone is struggling from it. I was aware of world hunger. I hate to say it but it’s a war that will never end. This video really puts the rates into prospective for me and touchs my heart. The food banks really help people in need but they are also taken advantage of. Food is critical for our everyday life and survival. But one question that I have is that why are you going to have childern if you no you can’t provide for them? I know that no one can predict the future and things happen. But if you know that you have a one provider that has a very low minium wage income and poverty is in place why are you going to have 6 kids, when you know you cant provide for them? Just a thought. On the other hand, I know people cant control the outcome and really need help. The truth is that we are all struggling and we have to help each other.

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vera, A September 29, 2010 at 11:23 pm

I have just 1 kid n thats enough 4 me, but i really dont think having six or more kids is the problem in this country.there is a lot of resources.if the goverment can ammend some of those laws regulating bills thus cutting down on some of the high bills people pay then a family with 6 kids will have enough to eat than spend on unnecessarily high bills.The economy is gone bad and its burden should not be put on all citizens.those who made it bad should fix it.

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Angelena essary November 8, 2016 at 8:35 pm

I agree it’s a war that will never be over trying to end hunger

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Marcie G September 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

There are so many people that are hungry with the prices the way they are it is hard to get food cause so many people pay so many bills to pay and to have food many people are putting bills first other than food. With work hard to find it is hard to get food. But, also there is some who would rather have their drugs instead of food. There may be so many different resources for food but, getting them is a different problem. The goverments expectations on they way people should live is real high. As for the elderly, most of them have to have their medicine so they can live so they do without food.

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Debora M September 29, 2010 at 10:11 am

Such a simple fix and it still goes on. I am wondering when the world (people) got so selfish, that they don’t care or are blind to what is going on around them. My grandma sent money to a child somewhere for years and when she passed away, I took over. It just makes me sad that hunger could be fixed so easily and just a few are willing to help.

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sarina m. September 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm

some want to help but they are just getting by there self it sad that the rich just dont care about them .

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Terrie H September 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

I believe on a smaller scale we need to work on our own communities first. The federal government spends fortunes on other countries yet here at home there are so many going hungry or cannot afford to buy the good foods needed. I know, I have been one of those people before. I would have loved any help I could have gotten but there was none.
Now I see all the people abusing the system. And wonder how the good could have gone so bad.

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Madge C September 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Like you I have been there and done that. For that reason alone I do contribute to my local food pantry’s whenever I can, I shop at their resale shops that they have in order to help raise funds for their outreach programs too. The Rose is a good example of one here in Malvern.

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Debora M September 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

Terrie, I agree with you, we need to start in our own communities first. My boss and I work at a food pantry here where we live. Its not only helping others, its really rewarding.

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PLP July 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

I fully agree with you on that statement! I know there is starvation in a lot of countries, if not all of them, but I have always felt, we need to start here at home first and take care of our own starving families, and when we have solved that problem, then we are free to help other countries.

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bst July 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Its not that the good have gone bad its just what life has brought you. I didnt asked to get laid off just so i could go on foodstamps its what life delt me and in december when i graduate i hope i can get off of them and start taking back my life.

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JPrichard April 7, 2016 at 12:14 am

I understand where your coming from. I think we should all come together and help one another, that’s the only way we are all going to get through life.

Madge C September 28, 2010 at 12:20 am

The Rose, here in Malvern is only one of the food pantrys here, and they do an awesome job and I am so proud to say that I donate often to help them out.
It sometimes only takes a little to satisfy much.

World hunger is terrible. I have lived in several foreign countries and have witnessed the poverty and hunger first hand. Even when I was younger I realized the impact that these people faced every day. It would take so little to make a change. Adopt the care of a child can be done through many organizations such as “feed the Children or UNICEF” just to name a few. Also if you were to take into account at what we literally throw away at the end of each meal, then look back at this second video, maybe just maybe some life canges could start in our own homes in order to make a world wide change for someone else in much more dire need of nutrition.

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srussell October 10, 2016 at 3:02 pm

The Rose is now not alone in fighting hunger in Malvern. There is another pantry that has opened up and offers help to those in need.

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Jessi R. September 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Wow…I was aware world hunger was very widespread but the second video really helped open my eyes to how easily this problem could be fixed. The statistic that really got me was the one that said that the US and Europe spend 13 billion dollars on perfume each year instead of spending that 13 billion to satisfy world food and sanitation costs and help save countless lives.

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Lacey H. October 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

To me they all got to me. No one stops and thinks about how many people die from starvation in every day, minute, second or nor do they think about if its children or adults. But videos like that opens your eyes to it.

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J-H March 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I know no one stops to think about world hunger or they say well we need to start taking care of the people and children that are hungry in america first but no one actually does anything. The government could easily stop all the extra spending on unnessary items and put our money to good use like helping to fix world hunger.

thicks July 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm

I totally agree!

ts=2 July 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

YOU MUST REMEMBER ANYTHING CAN BE FIX AS LONG AS YOU ARE WILLING TO FIX IT. I THINK US SHOULD HELP ARE PEOPLE ALOT MORE THAN THEY DO. THEY NEED TO HELP ARE HUNRGY PEOPLE BEFORE ANOTHER COUNRTY.

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psimms July 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm

It isn’t a matter of being “willing” to fix world hunger. Nobody on the Earth would want to let someone starve. It is a matter of having the resources needed to accommodate the number of people in the world.

afriedl November 2, 2016 at 5:52 pm

It is very frustrating to know that if we Americans would just give up on one small thing that is a “splurge” we could make such a big difference!

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atoney February 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm

There are people in America that are starving too. It is frustrating to know that even in our overly blessed country, we still turn a blind eye to this very issue. Most people are afraid of being shamed and judged by asking for help.

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