September 19, 2019
We are making progress in the fight against hunger with your generous support, but the battle is far from over. In 2017, 40 million people struggled with hunger in the United States. This year, Feeding America is challenging the public to take 40,000 actions against hunger. And with September being Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month, Plexus® is taking on the challenge by committing to sell 40,000 bags of Plexus Lean™. Help us get in on the action and grab a bag or two of Lean and we’ll donate the equivalent of 14 meals to children and families in need through our #NourishOne initiative.*
Hear more details about our goal from the Plexus Chief Marketing Officer, Ulli Lindauer.
A deeper look into the numbers
On Sept. 4, the USDA released its annual report on food security in America, Household Food Security in the United States 2018.
- According to the report, 37.2 million people – or 1 in 9 – lived in food-insecure households in the past year, down from 40 million in 2017.
- Among children, 11.2 million were living in food-insecure households – or 1 in 7 – compared to 12.5 million in 2017.
This latest data reveals that food insecurity numbers in America have reached prerecession levels. At Feeding America, they are heartened by the news that more people have the meals they need. However, they’re also reminded that 37 million people are still 37 million too many. There are hard-working single parents, ailing seniors, disabled veterans, and neighbors who are doing everything they can to get by but continue to come up short.
Thankfully, because of your support, people facing hunger know they can count on the Feeding America network for groceries when they face tough times. Thank you for joining us during Hunger Action Month as we move closer to the day when no one in America struggles with hunger. Your support is building a better nation, one helping at a time.
For more information, you can view the data on the USDA’s website.
*Every bag of Plexus Lean sold contributes a donation equivalent to 14 meals to Feeding America, providing at least 1.5 million meals annually. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks
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