By Grace T., 8 years old
It made me feel sad because kids like me had no food. There were three families that had barely any food. One of them went to a place that gave you any thing for free. Then a family went somewhere called CSA and got vegetables for a lower price. And the other one got free lunch in the summer for their kids.
I think I could help by donating food or money I think that would be helpful.
By Sammy T., 10 years old
After watching Hunger Hits Home I felt like I wanted to do something to help. I was very surprised when I saw how many kids went hungry before they started giving them free breakfast at school. It never occurred to me that so many kids go hungry in the U.S.A. I was also surprised that the ten year old boy cooked for his dad. I could never imagine having to cook for my dad. It is truly amazing that these kids are able to survive. I am very glad that they are raising awareness about child hunger
By Katy T., 12 years old
When I watched the Hunger Hits Home program on Food Network, I was moved.
It is strange to think that we, theUS, can send money and all that stuff to different places around the world, but still can have child hunger in our own backyard.
You never really know who is suffering from food insecurity. It could be your neighbors, for all you know. But they could be embarrassed to share their problem, I know I would be.
And that family in Virginia, their dad is as old as my dad (38). Their parents and my parents have been married for the same amount of time (16 years). And both their family and mine have the same amount of kids (4). I put myself in their shoes and realized how lucky I am to have a steady supply of food.
Hunger Hits Home inspired me, because now I know what I’m doing for my Silver Award Project. I’m going to help end child hunger in the US.
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