SMS Audio is committed to aiding, Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity, by helping provide1 Million meals to Feeding America on behalf of local food banks. With each US purchase we can help provide meals to families in need and help solve hunger.
To combat the growing problem in the United States, SMS Audio and Feeding America have teamed up to engage the nation in the fight to end hunger with the new line of SMS Audio headphones from 50 Cent. A natural evolution from 50’s efforts with Street King, his energy drink which funds one meal to children abroad through the World Food Programme per purchase, the SMS Audio and Feeding America partnership brings the relief efforts to the home front.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.
QUICK FACTS — ITS TIME TO EDUCATE OURSELVES ABOUT THE CAUSES OF HUNGER IN AMERICA
-One in six Americans does not have access to enough food to sustain a healthy life.
-17 percent of the adults interviewed during the hunger study have attended college or technical school. Education is extremely important, but sometimes its not enough.
-A lack of adequate nutrition affects the cognitive and behavioral development of children.
-Children from food insecure, low income households are more likely to experience irritability, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating compared to other children. This can make performing in school very difficult.
-Nearly 14 million children are estimated to be served by Feeding America, over 3 million of which are ages 5 and under.
-More than 2 million rural households experience food insecurity–that means they don't have dependable access to enough food to sustain a healthy life.