Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hunger in America

I was just reading an article about how a small minority in America goes to bed hungry and it broke my heart. I know that many more people around the world go to hungry every night more than the Americans (and that will be for another topic), but America which boasts itself to be the wealthiest country on earth, it seems strange that its population can go hungry with this type of boasting in place. It is not that surprising since we have been reading this news but I don’t see much being discussed in the political arena. I know that there are many charities and organizations that continuously help the hunger but still the number of hungry people keeps on going up. I don’t know what is going on but in order for us to claim ourselves being the land of opportunity; we need to at least eliminate this scourge from our society. You know that times are tough and everybody is trying to look for their own financial well being but an effective campaign to help the poor and hungry gain recognition can accomplish a lot. We know that picture is worth a thousand words and if documentaries are produced to highlight the hunger problem in America (in addition to the one that highlight hunger generally around the world) will have a much high impact and will give more exposure to this problem. It is time that this problem should be made more prominent for everybody because we cannot claim to be the world's wealthiest country and then find that some of our citizens don’t have enough money to feed themselves each day.

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