The Hunger Of Hunger By Penelope Cruz

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Jacqueline March
Dupont Challenge
January 26, 2015
Fighting Hunger
As Penelope Cruz stated, “We need to stop the dying and start the living; stop the hunger and start the hoping.”
At this moment there are approximately 842 million people worldwide that are hungry. This is about 1 of every 8th person you see. That’s over 2.5 times the population of the United States. In 2012, more than 18,000 children younger than 5 died every day; most from preventable causes. It’s estimated that nearly 8,000 of these deaths were tied to hunger. That’s about one every 10 seconds. Most of these kids died not from starvation, but from malnutrition. Malnutrition means going too long without the right kind of food. Eating just enough to stay alive had weakened their bodies so much that disease could come through and strike the final blow. In 2014, approximately 49 million Americans Struggled with Hunger, and continue to struggle each and every day.
There are people all around us that are hungry, and no one ever notices. But why don’t we notice? They are everywhere. They’re in our schools, on our sports teams and in our community. It may be that we are too focused on our own wealth and family we don’t care or think to help others. Those around us are similar; those who starve may have no major noticeable physical differences than the rest of us. This is why we don’t notice those in need. Sometimes The average American family of four ends up throwing away an equivalent of up to

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