More than one-fourth of Americans goes hungry every day because of the lack of food. One reason to explain why this is the lack of fund and knowledge on how to eat healthily. According to feedingamerica.org, thirteen million children under the age of 18 currently lives in food insecure households. Groups in local communities are sprouting up to combat these kinds of problem. One such group in Sacramento is FresherUSA.
In the upcoming November 30th, FresherUSA will be the first in the America to give out prepared foods as well as take home meals that can be paid with SNAP fund. The Fresher Chief are working out of the Boys and Girl Club Teichert Branch to bring the healthier option to the community. The event will be located on 5212 Lemon Hill Avenue, 95824 at 5:30 PM. There will be free sample for everyone to try out. There will also be meal plan for college students as well as families so that they can eat healthily. Each Fresher Meal will cost from three to five dollar per person. People are encouraged to bring kids and everyone they know that will benefit from this event.
Furthermore, FresherUSA also has their very own website. They take donations to help communities create a sustainable food source as a solution to fight hunger. One challenge they provided for people is the $6.47 challenge. Often, people only have $6.47 each day to spend on a meal. In this game, they challenge people to only spend that amount each day on food and see if they can eat healthily. It seen that this help create an empathy for the less fortunate since people are being put in the shoes of the hungry.
To help reduce food poverty, FresherUSA seek to educate and show what it is like to eat healthily. Once the person has taken the first step to eat healthy, they can hopefully break themselves out of hunger and malnutrition.