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September is Hunger Action Month
People should have consistent access to an appropriately nutritious diet of food and water, coupled with a sanitary environment, adequate health services and care that ensure a healthy and active life for all. But according to a new report from USDA, one in six Americans (or 48.9 million) lived in households that struggled with hunger in 2012. September is Hunger Action Month, spotlighting the important issue of food insecurity in America.
During the month of September, the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities. Hunger Action Month seeks to create a movement that has a real and lasting impact to help end hunger in America. Get involved by volunteering at a local food bank, or take the SNAP Challenge:
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the first line of defense for low-income Americans facing hunger. The daily average per person benefit provided by SNAP is just $4.50 per day, or $1.50 per meal. To raise awareness about SNAP and to get a sense of some of the challenges faced by those struggling to put food on the table, Feeding America encourages you to take the SNAP Challenge and eat on just $4.50 per day. Learn more and get involved in Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month.
Learn more about eating right on a budget from the Academy.
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Reviewed July 2013