Hunger In Chicago Research Paper

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On any given night, there are approximately 643,067 people experiencing homelessness in America. Meanwhile, 1 in 7 people in Michigan struggle from hunger. The homeless and hunger in Michigan is a huge issue and there are solutions to help fix the problem.

Solutions To Hunger
Food donations in Michigan communities can go a long way and get communities to work together to fight hunger. Organizations like Food for All have customers donate $1-5 when checking out which raised $60 million to fight world hunger, if Michigan could find a company that would do this hunger would not be such a big problem. In Michigan 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger and compared to the the world’s average of every 1 in 7 people struggle, it is a huge deal.

The Facts
The average age of homeless adults is 32.7 years old and the average age of homeless children is 7.6 years old (“Michigan’s Campaign”), just in Michigan. In southeast Michigan, more than 300,000 children receive free or reduced lunch which shows just how much people in Michigan are suffering from hunger and a lot of people don’t know about it. Michigan is ranked 5th in the United States and 1st in the Midwest for number of homeless
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One of the biggest problems is stress from schoolwork. Kids are less likely to work, or focus if they don’t have a comfortable place to sit and work. Also, if there parents are working multiple jobs to make money, they might not be around at night to encourage the child to focus and work or help them when they struggle. Homelessness adds extra stress to kids if they don’t have a comforting place to come home to, this can also affect the child at school because they may not want to invite people over or make new friends. Also, possible bad can form from financial problems or illegal activities. This is why economic support is important for families so they don’t have to worry about food, clothes, or shelter for their child or
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