Persuasive Essay On Hunger

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Putting a Stop to Hunger

There are many things that come to mind when thinking of an important issue that needs addressed nationally, globally, and locally. One issue that I could personally relate to eventually as a future educator, is the problem of hunger in our world. In our world, millions of people are starving and don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. In this essay, I will talk about this issue of hunger on the national, global, and local scale, the ways it is affecting our world, and the solutions I have found that could be beneficial in our community.
To begin, we can start by looking at this issue of hunger globally. According to The Hunger Project, “Of the 815 million people suffering from chronic hunger, 98
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(use capstone book) Although I only went into detail with the some of the causes of hunger, there are many more that come into play with this issue.
As we wrap up hunger globally, here are a few statistics from food aid foundation to give you an idea of how much of the world are living in hunger. “The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. To focus this on a specific area, Asia is the continent with the most hungry people - two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly. Along with Asia, the Sub-Saharan Africa region is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished.” In fixing hunger worldwide, there is one charity that tries to fight hunger. This charity is called, Action Against Hunger. This charity attempts to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition.
To move the scale down to nationally, we focus on hunger in the United States. While researching the topic, I found a very resourceful website called, The New Face of Hunger. It begins by asking the questions, “Why are people malnourished in the richest country on Earth?” This is because Americans just cannot afford it. According to, National Public Radio, they believe that a big

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