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FEEDING AMERICA--Give Away-ends 2/10/11

Sunday, January 9, 2011

 WINNER IS #56 DEBBIE M

Feeding America‘s (previously known as America’s Second Harvest) website will give you information on everything to do with hunger in this country and how to help combat it. Or to get help if you need it!! Some of the statistics are frightening--

Here are the answers to 3 of the 10 questions on their Hunger Quiz:

1. Not having access to enough food to sustain a healthy life is a reality for one in six Americans, including children and seniors.

2. Hunger is not an issue just for the people who struggle with poverty and homelessness. Only 12% of the clients are homeless and 36% of individuals served by the Feeding America network have at least one working adult in their households.

3. According to the USDA, more than 14 million children are living in food-insecure households. School lunch programs do help, but they don’t solve the whole problem.

I encourage you to go to Feeding America’s website and take this quiz!! It is an eye opener!!

This is the national organization which distributes to the network food bank partners around the country. There is a food bank locator for you to look up which of the network members serves your community. If you can volunteer time—they tell you what you can do.




Now the Give Away:

One lucky winner will get 2 Mixes and 1 Spice of their choice from DoYouBake?

Mandatory Entry: Go to FeedingAmerica.org and tell me one thing you didn’t know. If you take the quiz what answer surprised you the most-


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120 comments :

Kat said...

Wow. I didn't realize how bad it was. Over 49 million Americans do not have access to get any food resources. Its just terrible. kadelawder(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Jessyca said...

I didnt know that there were over 49 Million people in America that didnt have food resources.
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Diana D said...

I missed the college student falling into the bracket when I took the text. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!


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Marija said...

I didn't know that the top five states with the highest rate of food insecure children under 18 are Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, Missouri, and Mississippi.

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Marci J said...

I learned that for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality
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Jenna Z said...

One thing I learned this morning was that the average amount that someone in IL gets in SNAP (food stamps) is $4.50 per day. I am doing a challenge this week to eat on that amount each day!

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jdjmcc said...

The section on Real Stories breaks your heart. Like the mom of 9 kids,Ira. She and her husband work HARD and still can't make ends meet!
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1grown2togo said...

Wow!! 1 in 6 Americans really???

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Baby Mama said...

1 in 60 Americans go hungry
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Whitehead's Monthly Menu said...

I didnt realzie their were so many people going without right here in America. very sad.
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Erin said...

I'm shocked to find out that over 49 million Americans do not have access to food resources.

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sos said...

I cannot believe so many people in america go hungry..

katychick said...

49 million people- i cant imagine being hungryu- or seeing my kids go hungry- thats so sad
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Kristen said...

I didn't know they have a food bank locator right on the site.

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manthas24 said...

I took the hunger quiz and go a 10/10 (sadly:(

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Busy Working Mama said...

I got a 9 out of 10. I learned that many rural areas suffer from food shortages. Thanks for the chance. aleksa91 hotmail com

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Kristin said...

I was shocked to learn that for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality.

esluka said...

1 in 6 American's do not have accessability to enough food! erinnsluka@gmail.com

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eclairre said...

I did not know over 49 million Americans do not have access to get any food resources. That is really bad.

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Over 49 million Americans do not have access to get any food resources
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DebbyM said...

I didn't know that 1 in 6 Americans struggles with hunger. That is so sad! We need to do something about that!

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Becky said...

one in six americans?? wow, that is shocking!

shopannies said...

happy to learn that so many great names like Kellogs and biggest loser are helping this cause
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wigget said...

i learned 1 in 6 americans does not have access to enough food

Angela said...

I was surprised that 36% of households in trouble had working parents in the family

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Jessica said...

I learned that Feeding America provides emergency food assistance to approximately 5.7 million different people per week. It is great that they are helping, but it makes me sad that in our country there are 5.7 million people a week who could be going hungry.
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laurie said...

This hit home with me....1 in 4 children is still food insecure. We know that when children don’t receive adequate nutrition, particularly under the age of five, the long-term damage on their cognitive development cannot be restored. Must support CNR and ensure that SNAP is restored. Without these critical programs, FI might rise again.

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Kaye said...

It's hard to imagine that these problems are so close to home! I guess I live in a bubble!!

1 in 4 children is still food insecure.

That breaks my heart!

Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said...

I was surprised to find out the 26% of those going hungry are college-educated. But I can totally believe that, since that's kind of the situation I'm in right now!
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ArtsyChaos said...

The Feeding America network feeds over 37 million neighbors each year.

I am acutely aware of the lack of food, etc. to millions. Did you know that only 1 out of every 100 people in the world have a home to live in? That there are 100's of thousands of orphans in Haiti with no home, no food, no family. I wish I could scoop them up and take care of them. We donate to our food bank whenever we can. Hopefully it makes a small difference to someone.
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Toystory said...

"Among families with at least one member working at least half a year, families with children were 4 times more likely than families without children to live in poverty in 2008." And be hungry.
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sunnymum said...

I didn't know that they also have a Relief Fleet program to help lower food transportation costs by matching donated trailer space to food donation deliveries.
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Diana D said...

I'm in Texas and didn't realize this state was one of the highest ranked for poverty. We all live in our own little worlds.
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Our Little Group said...

I learned where our local food bank is and I think I'm going to try and volunteer.
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Allison said...

I learned that 1 in 6 americans go hungry

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chocoholic said...

I didn't realize that 1 in 6 AMERiCANS suffer from hunger

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justme5686 said...

The top five states with the highest rate of food insecure children under 18 are Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, Missouri, Mississippi, as well as the District of Columbia

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Marci J said...

I learned that 49 million Americans do not have access to food resources!

Amberpebs said...

I help out at our local food bank. World hunger is a big issue and needs to addressed! Your web site is a great way of helping. I even make little bags with water and snacks to give out to the homeless when I see them (our church does too)

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carole said...

WOW! 1 in 8 Americans rely on feeding America!
How fortunate am I???
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james.drewery said...

wow - didn't know:•In 2009, the prevalence of household food insecurity in suburban areas was 13.2 percent (6.4 million households), and the prevalence of very low food security was 5.2 percent (2.5 million households).

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jcsjcs said...

I learned that a $25 donation can feed a family of 4 for 2 weeks.

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Jessica said...

I learned that 1 in 6 americans struggle with hunger which is alarming and something we should all work to take care of
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