Hunger in America is a quiet, hidden epidemic. It affects one in six people, including over 17 million children. It's easy to forget that 49 million Americans are living with hunger. Changes are, you know someone who is hungry. Maye even someone close to you.
Unfortunately, hunger in our country is not declining. In fact, the number of families needing food assistance increased dramatically following the recession of 2008, when millions of newly-unemployed workers faced empty cupboards - often for the first time in their lives.
At C&S, we are dedicated to fighting hunger. Each year, we join forces iwth some of the nation's most effective hunger relief, training and advocacy organizations, and through direct contributions of food and targeted funding, we make a positive impact in communities across the country. And, as part of National Hunger Action Month 2012, C&S employees from across the country donated a total of 21,282 pounds of food during our annual Foods for Kids Drive.
We are also involved through investments in the important work of three of the nation’s foremost hunger-alleviation organizations:
and the Congressional Hunger Center.
We applaud the important work of the NAHO (National Anti-Hunger Organizations) and their vision that by the end of 2015, every child in the US will be food secure. To learn more visit NAHO's Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger in America by 2015.