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Hunger Service Challenges:

Humanity Rising Hunger Service Challenge:

Tell us your Hunger service story for a chance to earn a college scholarship.  Open to students across the country.  You can submit a new / updated story once every three months.  CLICK HERE to submit your Hunger service challenge story.

Did You Know?

  • In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children.
  • In 2013, households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 20 percent compared to 12 percent.
  • In 2011, 4.8 million seniors (over age 60), or 8 percent of all seniors were food insecure.
  • Nearly 800,000 people in Cook County are unsure when they will receive their next meal.

Sources: http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-facts.aspx http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lb_hunger_learn_about_hunger

What You Can Do

  • Volunteer at a nonprofit organization working to help end hunger/food insecurity
  • Organize a virtual food drive to raise funds for a nonprofit organization working to help end hunger/food insecurity.
  • Advocate to public officials about this issue
  • Create Your Own Service Project

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