Making a Positive Change for Food-Insecure Children

Making a Positive Change for Food-Insecure Children

From Kim Booth

I am fundraising for food-insecure children in the Dallas, Texas community. The money raised from this fundraiser will be given to a food bank in the community.

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There are almost 158,000 food-insecure children living in the Dallas, Texas community. “The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year” (What Is, n.d.).

The Effects of Food Insecurity:  The food-insecure children have a higher risk of mental problems and chronic diseases such as asthma and anemia. The food-insecure children also have a higher risk of behavioral problems like anxiety, depression, and aggression.

The Purpose of this Fundraiser:  The purpose of this fundraiser is help provide food to food-insecure children in the Dallas community so that they will be able to grow and develop properly. Although I won’t be able to help all food-insecure children in Dallas, I would like to help as many children as I can.

How You Can Help?  

1. To help food-insecure children get the nutrition, they need you can donate money. By giving money, you can help food-insecure children have a better quality of life.

2. You can spread awareness about food insecurity. By spreading awareness, you can impact people in the community. Spreading awareness about the issue could also help improve or change the food insecurity policies.

3.  You can comment in the comment box about your personal experiences with food insecurity or about others you know that have been food-insecure. By telling others about your experiences with food insecurity it could motivate others to spread awareness and/or motivate them to help resolve the issue too.

 

References

Sad Little One Year Old Baby Girl With Empty Cereal Bowl [Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved March 25, 2019, from https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-sad-little-one-year-old-baby-girl-empty-cereal-bowl-peeking-over-kitchen-table-looking-hungry-next-to-white-image73657502# Christinlola | Dreamstime.com

What is Food Insecurity? (n.d.). Retrieved March 25, 2019, from https://www.feedingtexas.org/learn/food-insecurity/

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