Hidden Hunger. This is an issue the High Plains Food Bank has seen tremendously increase over the past two years. In our own minds, we all can draw a mental picture of hunger (such as those who may be homeless). However, what about your neighbor, your friends or the person standing in the line next to you in the grocery store? Did you know that these people around you could be food insecure?
One in six Americans now struggles with food insecurity. Food insecurity simply means individuals have been in a situation at some time during the year where they have struggled to provide or put food on the table (or food has not been accessible). It does not mean a person is hungry everyday but they have or are struggling to provide food for their families. In many cases, a person can only be food insecure for several weeks during the year, BUT they are still struggling. This type of "hidden hunger" is everywhere around us. This month, we will focus on hidden hunger, its effects and how many are struggling right now.
Remember as you are going about your daily activities, that one in every six individuals in America is struggling with food insecurity. Will you help us as we reach out to the Texas Panhandle?