“One out of every two children in the U.S. will be eligible for Food Stamps at some point in their lives (Feeding America).” That means there is a 50% chance of our own kids being one of them.
My oldest son qualified for food stamps when he was struggling to find work in 2003. He lived on his own, but I knew he didn’t have money for food after the rent had been paid. So I did what all mothers would do if they could. I went to the super market and bought two sets of groceries: one for our family at home and one for him. In many ways, his circumstances led me to accept my job at River City, because I asked the question, if I did not help, who would feed him? How could he find work if he was hungry? How could he stay healthy without healthy food?
Join the Sacramento Hunger Coalition and come to one or all of the Hunger Action Week Activities, including the special screening of A Place at the Table. Learn about hunger, and the dangers and implications of a “hungry” country. Find out what is being done and what NEEDS to be done to really address the hunger issues locally and nationally.