Shop for A Cause: Help Stop Hunger in America

11.14.2015, Company News, Hampton Haute List, by .

In The United States, 1 in 6 people struggles with hunger. Over 46 million Americans can’t afford to pay for three meals a day.

1 Mug = 10 Meals

1 Mug = 10 Meals

Prince of Scots is making a difference. We will donate a portion of our sales to Feeding America. Every mug purchased will provide 10 Meals for families in need.

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The nationwide network of food banks provides more than 3.3 billion meals to virtually every community in the United States through food pantries and meal programs.

Hunger and poverty often go hand in hand, but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. People living above the poverty line are often at risk of hunger as well. Research demonstrates that unemployment, rather than poverty, is a better predictor of food insecurity among people living in the United States.

USA TODAY took note and highlighted one of the facts that always shocks many Americans. Hunger is not just a problem in poor communities but we encounter those fighting hunger every day.

“Loudoun County in Virginia is made up of one of the wealthiest communities in the USA. But it’s also where Barbara Diaz, a nanny, struggles to feed her family of eight.

While the median income in the county stands at $122,000 a year, Diaz, 55, makes about $21,600 a year as a nanny. With her salary, she has to feed her family and pay rent, car insurance and utilities. Often, she doesn’t have enough at the end of the month for food, so she turns regularly to her local food pantry for help.

Diaz and her family are among the 46 million Americans who have a meal gap, in which they can’t afford to pay for three meals a day, according to a new report titled “Map the Meal Gap” by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks nationwide. The food banks provide food to pantries.”

For more on how you may help Fight Hunger in America Visit Feeding America

 

Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms.

Show your support with a purchase from our new copper collection at Prince of Scots.

 

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