Poverty is the state of being poor and is a large scale across the United States. It is a makeup of hunger and homelessness and doesn’t discriminate. It can hit anyone at anytime and hit hard, with children receiving the worst blow. The National Center for Children in Poverty state “More than 16 million children in the United States- 22% of all children- live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level- $23,550 a year for a family of four.” (“Child Poverty”).
Recent statistics show that 1 in 5 children live in a household, in the U.S., that struggles to put food on the table, 16.2 million children live in households that are not able to provide the necessary nutrients on a regular basis. Because of these unfortunate situations, the children will battle with hunger during some part of the year. This is known as Food Insecurity, which is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food (“Food Insecurity”). Food Insecurity is very common throughout large cities, as well as the areas around the cities. Children who live in food-insecure ...
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