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TAKE ACTION: Help Fight Childhood Hunger This Summer

Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, children, food, hunger, society, health )

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Monday June 17, 2013, 3:22 am
According to the USDA, nearly 17 million children in the U.S. suffer from food insecurity - that's more than 1 in 5 kids in your community and across the country who may struggle to thrive and fall behind in school because they don't have enough to eat. But the need doesn't stop when the last school bell rings for the year.

When school's out, these kids go without the free and reduced-price meals they depend on during the school year - the only meal some kids can count on. For these kids, summer vacation means three months without stable, nutritious meals and that means they may not have the energy to do what kids should do over the summer - play with their friends, have fun and just... be kids.

Feeding America is working to fill the gap. We need your help.


Animae C. (517)
Monday June 17, 2013, 3:33 am

8:02 pm June 17
AniMaeChi ..

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:19 am

Ben Oscarsito (290)
Monday June 17, 2013, 5:42 am
Signed 3 days ago...

Elizabeth O. (96)
Monday June 17, 2013, 6:53 am

Beth M. (238)
Monday June 17, 2013, 9:17 am

Annie Cowling (116)
Monday June 17, 2013, 9:19 am
signed ,and shared , thank-you

Kit B. (276)
Monday June 17, 2013, 11:01 am

Kit, You signed on June 17, 2013.

Yvonne F. (181)
Monday June 17, 2013, 11:26 am
It is so sad that there are children in the world not being properly taken care of! It should be the least we could do!
'So signed! Thanks Beverly

natasha salgado (716)
Monday June 17, 2013, 11:33 am
Prev signed-noted-thx!

Gloria picchetti (311)
Monday June 17, 2013, 11:53 am

Malgorzata Zmuda (194)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:00 pm
petycja podpisana

Judy C. (104)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:16 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.

Joy M. (33)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:16 pm
Signed!! This should be one of the biggest issues we fight. No child in this day and age should be hungry, ever!! Our government bailed out corporate banks/companies, why can't we "bail out" to feed the children?!!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:25 pm

Christeen Anderson (659)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:38 pm

Danilo Paganelli (399)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:43 pm
Signed :)

S S. (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 1:00 pm
Thank you.

Judith Hand (55)
Monday June 17, 2013, 1:45 pm
Noted. Signed this a bit ago on The Petition Site. Glad to get this butterly credit for notation...some free food or water for somebody!

. (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 1:46 pm
signed #2936

voicila g. (172)
Monday June 17, 2013, 2:14 pm
# 2,970

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:05 pm
Signed. #3093. Noted. Thank you, Beverly.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:09 pm

Kathy Crews (71)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:33 pm
My father use to worry so greatly about the children in our County going without food during the summer, holidays and days missed from school due to bad weather. He was the Superintendent of our schools and I can remember his really struggling over cancelling schools over the weather because he knew just how many children would go without food that day. So many people act as if we don't have a serious issue with this here in the US but it is a SERIOUS problem. Sometime a meal at school is the ONLY meal that these children get every day so this petition is very important. Signed and shared!!

Angeles Madrazo (301)
Monday June 17, 2013, 6:29 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday June 17, 2013, 6:45 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Birgit W. (159)
Monday June 17, 2013, 8:01 pm

Tuesday June 18, 2013, 3:24 am
signed on June 15, 2013.
noted with hope
Thank you.

Hugo L. (255)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:34 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly

Christina G. (11)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 4:14 pm
we did research in Sonoma County (Wine country!) California on who was hungry and why and found even though both parents worked full time and Papa often 2 full time jobs there was not enough money for food! (minimum wage and high housing costs) Can a community be called civilized if its children go humgey???

Ruth R. (252)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 11:36 pm
People who are willing --would do well to grow their own food -- inside and/or outside.

Ruth R. (252)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 11:42 pm
Giving food and seeds and soil and plant lights and training to grow vegetables -- will allow people to grow some of their own food and save some of the seeds for next year.
Also, when people grow some of their own food -- most people have good self-esteem. Most people feel that by growing some of their own food -- that they did something meaningful.
Of course -- there are people who -- asking them to grow their own food-- would be to much to ask -- given their condition -- no problem.

Emma S. (239)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:59 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 9:39 pm
Robert, You signed on June 14, 2013


MmAway M. (487)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:23 am
S&N & Thanks
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