ABOUT HUNGER

 
 

ABOUT CROP

  The Next Scioto County

  CROP Walk will be

  September 29, 2013  

   2:00 P.M. Tracy Park



OUR E-Mail address

    Email: crop@sciotocrop.org



    

       LOCAL PANTRIES THAT

     OFFER FOOD ASSISTANCE



      First Presbyterian Pantry

   221 Court Street  Portsmouth


    Minford United Methodist

       Pantry/Hopewell House

      510 East Street  Minford


    Second Presbyterian Pantry

   801 Waller Street  Portsmouth


       Pleasant Green Pantry

      1421 Waller  Portsmouth


       Kingdom Builders Pantry

  1629 Waller Street  Portsmouth


       Wheelersburg United

     Methodist Church Pantry

        11605 Gallia Street    

            Wheelersburg


    Community of Christ Pantry

     1392 Thomas Hollow Road 

                Lucasville


     Potter’s House Food Pantry

      5409 Winchester Avenue

                 Sciotoville


Homeless Shelter

615 8th St

Portsmouth


Cornerstone U.M.C.

808 Offnere Street

Portsmouth

 

   HUNGER: JUST THE FACTS

 

COUNTDOWN TO SCIOTO COUNTY CROP WALK 2013

September 29, 2013


Food security occurs when people have consistent access – physically and economically – to sufficient safe and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. For too many people, food security is a dream – and food insecurity is their reality.


      Worldwide:

925 million people do not have enough to eat – that’s nearly three times the  

      population of the U.S.

98 percent of the world’s hungry live in developing countries.

Malnutrition leads to nearly one third of all childhood deaths before age 5.

More than 60 percent of the world’s hungry are women.

Hunger kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis                

       combined.

One in seven people will go to bed hungry tonight

One in four children in developing countries is

       underweight.


Myth: The United States spends between 20 and 25 percent of its budget on foreign aid.

Fact: Less than 1 percent of the U.S. budget goes to humanitarian and development assistance to reduce hunger and poverty in poor countries.

Fact: Many U.S. development programs literally save lives. Funding cuts put lives at risk.

Fact: Polls show consistent majority support for helping hungry people overseas even when resources are tight at home.


     In the United States:

50.2 million Americans live in food-insecure households.

17.2 million children in our country don’t get enough healthy food to eat.

Households with children experience almost double the food insecurity rate of

     childless households.

5.6 million households relied on a food pantry one or more times in 2009.

1 in 8 Americans currently participate in SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp program)


Sources: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; U.S. Department of Agriculture; United Nations Economic and Social Council.