Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 7:17:31 AM
Awareness Month Nomination: Yes There is Hunger in America
My issue is a national awareness issue. Growing up and living in Africa most of my life, I can say I have seen and lived in poverty and hunger. Three years ago I moved to the United States to pursue my education and tennis. I feel many people are not aware of the situation around them. I hear all the time, people around me, friends, teachers, colleagues saying, people are starving in Africa or people are poor in Africa. They fail to realize what is happening in their own environment. It is true people are starving in Africa but it is also true that people are starving in this country too but they fail to recognize that. You cannot start to help another country with its hunger problems before you can fix yours.
The main problem here is that people are not aware of what is going on. We don’t hear in the news about the hunger in America, the high levels of poverty. Millions of people today are living in poverty, which leads to hunger. I was not aware of how huge of an issue this was until I researched for my school project, and since then I’ve been so interested in doing something, but one person cannot do anything alone. America makes enough food per year to feed everyone living here and people from other nations too. Lets educate and make everyone aware of the problem. No one deserves to be hungry in a country full of excess food.
This issue impacts over millions of young children, old people and adults as well. I feel everyone needs to know. The Internet is here for a reason, lets use it to a good use, inform everyone, lets all work together and fight poverty and hunger.