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America Is Hungry Martin Luther King once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. Hunger, though it may not be widely known, is an ongoing issue in the United States. It is known everywhere that obesity is a huge problem in America, but the opposite is also true. Many people living in the United States, especially in the South, live in food conscious homes. No one should be in hunger in the United States. We have plenty of resources to feed anyone who needs to be fed here. There are different ways to go about getting food such as food stamps. There is injustice in hunger in the United States because with all of the resources available to us, the issue shouldn’t be present. There should be better and easier ways for people to access food when in need. A better system of food distribution should fix the unjustifiable issue of hunger in the United States. If hunger is not put to an end, it will only get worse. “We live in the world's wealthiest nation. Yet 14.5 percent of U.S. households—nearly 49 million Americans, including 15.9 million children—struggle to put food on the table.”(Bread of the World Institute) In the United States, hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty. We have plenty of food for people, but the people who can’t pay for it, are the ones who are struggling. What the U.S. needs is to fund more organizations which feed the hungry and have them more widespread throughout the United States. There needs to be more food banks such as the website, “Feeding America”. People throughout the U.S. have issues with lack of food whether it be children, adults, or the elderly. When it comes to children, of the more than 20 million who receive free or reduced-price lunch each school day, less than half receive breakfast and only 10 percent access summer feeding sites. Many children know

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