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Made a Profit and Fed Those Who Couldn’t Afford It: You’ll Love The Video

He Made a Profit and Fed Those Who Couldn’t Afford to Pay

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This is what American ingenuity, American problem solving looks like. A businessman made a profit and fed those who couldn’t afford it; he did it without application forms, or delaying approvals…Enjoy the video, ask yourself how you can do something like this.

U.S. Hunger Statistics (statistics are from 2014)

  1. As of 2014 48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children.
  2. 14 percent of households (17.4 million households) were food insecure.
  3. 6 percent of households (6.9 million households) qualified as having periods of very low food security.
  4. Households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 19 percent compared to 12 percent.
  5. Households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (19%), especially households with children headed by single women (35%), or single men (22%), Black non-Hispanic households (26%) and Hispanic households (22%).
  6. In 2013, 5.4 million seniors (over age 60), or 9 percent of all seniors were food insecure.
  7. Food insecurity exists in every county in America, ranging from a low of 4 percent in Slope County, ND to a high of 33 percent in Humphreys County, MS.
  8. Fourteen states exhibited statistically significantly higher household food insecurity rates than the U.S. national average of 14.3% between 2012-2014.

Hunger Statistics Come From the Sources Below

  • DeNavas-Walt, C. & B.D. Proctor. (2015). Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014. U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Short, K (2015). The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2014. (2015). U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M., Gregory, C., & Singh, A. (2015). Household Food Security in the United States in 2014. USDA ERS.
  • Ziliak, J.P. & Gundersen, C. (2015). The State of Senior Hunger in America 2013: An Annual Report, Supplement. National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH).
  • Gundersen, C., A. Satoh, A. Dewey, M. Kato & E. Engelhard. Map the Meal Gap 2015: Food Insecurity and Child Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level. Feeding America, 2015.
  • Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M., Gregory, C., & Singh, A. (2015). Household Food Security in the United States in 2014. USDA ERS.
  • Feeding America, Hunger in America 2014, National Report. August 2014.

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12 Comments

  1. This is so wonderful. Too bad this govt can’t take a hint and look to take care of its own first before looking outward.

  2. The stats are terrible… I love this idea

  3. Charlie I love this post. What a wonderful idea and as quoting someone in the video says a great display of brotherly love. We have volunteered weekly at our local food bank for the last 9 years. The need is great. If we all do a small bit we can have a large impact.

  4. Interesting statistics. Puts it in perspective.
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  5. A heartwarming video… great story! Cool and powerful, indeed. 🙂

  6. Love the video! Thanks for sharing, Charlie.

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