'I Eat and Mom Doesn't': Growing Up Hungry in America
For 10-year-old Jazeer from Philadelphia, life is toughest when his family’s food stamps run out at the end of the month. “I eat and my mom doesn’t. She sacrifices,” he shares with the ABC News correspondent in another installment of the network’s series, “Hunger in America.”
In this episode, the focus is on families with young children who are feeling the effects of growing up food insecure. Jazeer films home footage of his empty refrigerator and a shopping trip to his family’s nearest source of food: a Rite Aid.
After the recession, the number of Americans on food stamps rose from 26 to 46 million people. Furthermore, 2.4 million children in our nation now live in poverty, and 17 million children are growing up food insecure. Watch the video below about Jazeer and children growing up hungry, and keep reading the Bread blog for further commentary on this important ABC News series.
+PLUS: Are you looking for a way to teach children about children growing up hungry? See these resources for kids from Bread for the World.
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