1 in 5 children faces hunger in the U.S.
Does that statistic shock you as much as it did us? Did it shock you as much as it did the kids in the video above? We doubt it.
When the children were asked a series of questions regarding their favorite foods, they answered excitedly with answers ranging from “my dad’s steak” to popcorn and macaroni and cheese. They were then asked which food they disliked the most, which naturally included a variety of vegetables. But what really struck them — and what will likely make your heart sink as well — was when they were told about the realities of child hunger in the U.S.
Their reactions are heartbreaking, honest, and best of all, inspiring. Watching this is bittersweet, but necessary. Show it to your kids, tell them about what’s going on in their own country. Maybe they’ll want to help brainstorm ideas, too.
To learn how your family can get involved in fighting child hunger, visit ChildHungerEndsHere.com and spread the word using #FightHungerTogether