For people facing hunger, poverty is just one issue
40 million Americans struggle with hunger, a number nearly equal to the 40.6 million officially living in poverty. Based on annual income, 72% of the households the Feeding America network served in 2014 lived at or below the federal poverty level with a median annual household income of $9,175.
Though they often go hand in hand, poverty is just one of several issues tied to hunger. Unemployment, household assets, and even demographics can also make it difficult to access the nutritious food people need to thrive.
Have you heard the news?
The First Tennessee Foundation is celebrating 25 years of giving through a video contest and we could be eligible to receive up to $25,000 for our organization.
However, we need your help!
Our video has been submitted to the 25 Years of Giving Video Contest from the First Horizon Foundation and now we need YOU to vote for us!
We have lots of competition; there are more than 400 agencies competing for these grants.
The top 30 videos with the most votes will advance to the next level as a finalist and could be one of the 25 selected winners receiving a grant. You can vote once per day beginning Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR MCCM’s VIDEO:
After clicking on the link, watch our wonderful 1 minute video and then cast your vote.
Public voting ends August 31, 2018.
We cannot do this without you!
Please forward this to your friends and urge them to vote for us as well.
PS: We are very grateful to Charlie McEntyre’s nephew,
Terry Farriss who donated his time and considerable talent to produce the video for us. Thanks, Terry for your hard work and creativity,
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Even in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America. In 2016:
- 41 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children. In 2015, 5.4 million seniors struggled to afford enough to eat.
- A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.
- Households with children were more likely to be food insecure than those without children
- 59% of food-insecure households participated in at least one of the major federal food assistance program — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps); the National School Lunch Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (often called WIC)