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Who is hungry?
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What is hunger? A physiologic condition of inadequate Calorie and nutrient intake that is required for healt What does hunger look like? Babies with bloated bellies? Skinny elderly? Ethiopians migrating from famine? Droughts?
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Common Myths MYTH: Most hungry people who participate in food assistance programs are homeless TRUTH: Majority are low-income families MYTH: People who are hungry are too lazy to work TRUTH: 46% of hungry households in the US had at least one wage-earner
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Causes of Hunger Poverty and powerlessness Population Militarism and conflict Gender discrimination Racial discrimination Environmental degradation Inherent vulnerability of children and elderly
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Hunger on our Home Turf >5 million children under 12yrs of age go hungry each month One in four children grow up in poverty 40% of poor adults are employed 13% of elderly
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Global Hunger 25,000 people die everyday from starvation or
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