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Alcohol, drug abuse and lack of awareness of assistance programs are cause of food poverty. Hunger and poverty often go hand in hand, but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. People living above the poverty line are often at risk of hunger as well. There are other things like alcohol, drug abuse and lack of awareness of assistance. 1 in 5 Americans receive some kind of food assistance. One in five Americans receives government assistance each month, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s about 52 million people. The SNAP program is the largest Federal food assistance program in the
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Unformatted text preview: country. There are other programs like WIC and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. The world produces enough food for everyone to live a healthy and productive life. The world produces enough food to feed everyone. It produces more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the planet. That's enough to feed 10 billion people. About one-third of all food produced is thrown away. The problem is that many people do not have the income to purchase (or land to grow) enough food....
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