Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hunger

14.5% of U.S. households experienced food insecurity, approximately the same number as 2009. While food insecurity among households with children dropped slightly, households with children under the age of six are still most affected by food insecurity, with nearly one quarter (23.6%) of children living in households at risk for hunger. Source:  US Department of…

Food Insecurity

Many individuals in our Lowcountry community find it difficult to build a better life when they are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Families in crisis and the elderly are increasingly dealing with hunger as fact of life. A CNN documentary series Witnesses to Hunger indicates that the “scientific term for hunger is ‘food…

Early Grade Literacy: Our Case for Action

An article featured in the October issue of Redbook Magazine’s Be Part of the Solution flags a startling national statistic…that nearly 40 percent of fourth graders in America read below grade level and 61 percent of low income families don’t have a single children’s book at home.  The United Way of the Lowcountry wants to…

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