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.
The leading domestic hunger-relief charity in the U.S., Feeding America provides food to 37 million of the nearly 49 million Americans who don’t always know from where they will get their next meal. The organization feeds hungry Americans through a nationwide network of member food banks serving virtually every county in the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Feeding America's work secures and distributes three billion pounds of donated food products annually.
In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
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.