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15.1% children in more thAn 36% oF 16.6 million the United hoUSeholdS with StateS children heAded StrUggle with by Single women hUnger experienced Food inSecUrity in 2011. 9% of americans of older now live americanS Food inSecUrity lived below below the exists in every the poverty poverty line coUnty in AmericA line in 2010 one in six american households struggle against hunger Hunger Seder HUNGER supplemental SEDER HaggadaH reading What must we do to create the long-term, long-lasting changes required to on e day, a groUp oF FriendS gathered eliminate hunger once and for all? What actions can we take now that will for a picnic at a river near their village. As they fulfill our promise to feed our communities today and every day? shared food and conversation, one of them noticed a baby in the river, struggling and crying in previous hunger seders like this one, Jews, christians, muslims, hindus, elected leaders, advocates for social justice, champions for feeding the as she floated downstream. Quickly, they rushed hungry, students, and families came together to learn about the prevalence to save her from drowning. but no sooner had of hunger in the U.s. and to urge congress to take action on behalf of those they done so, two more babies came floating who struggle with food insecurity. down the river. And even more after that! We came together to advocate for the healthy, hunger-free Kids Act, which president obama signed into law on december 13, 2010. the healthy, the friends quickly decided they needed to hunger-free Kids Act reaches millions of schoolchildren across the country, coordinate more of the villagers to assist in ensuring they have access to healthy, sustaining meals during the school their rescue activities to ensure that none of day and at afterschool and summer programs. the babies perished. they organized volunteers We took the first step toward ensuring that no child will go hungry and the to take turns watching over the water and food provided to all of our children will be nourishing and sustaining. today, rescuing the babies as they floated down the we celebrate this victory and the significant step forward we’ve taken to river. volunteers recruited their friends to help, overcome hunger in the United states. and before long the entire village was helping to We also join to “go upstream” together to take the next steps to address rescue the babies from the river. the crisis of hunger facing millions across America. We commit to being advocates for the long-term, sustainable changes that will make a in the middle of the ongoing rescue operations, difference in eliminating hunger. one villager jumped out of the river and began running upstream. “Where are you going?” shouted one of the other rescuers. “We need please visit www.hungerSeder.org to write you here to help us save these babies!” As she to your members of congress in support of ran she replied, “i’m going upstream to stop whoever is throwing them in!” programs that help prevent hunger. your voice matters – get involved!
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