Skip to content

Hunger and Nutrition

Hunger and poor nutrition are serious issues that erode public health in our communities.

 

The new face of hunger includes senior citizens on fixed incomes: Seniors On Fixed Incomes

What is called the “Greatest Generation” suffers in large numbers mostly in the shadows of America.  Programs exist to help, but hundreds of thousands don’t sign up.  Many seniors suffer from malnutrition and hunger, because they have to choose between utilities, medications, and food while on fixed incomes.  Not surprisingly seniors who suffer from hunger also suffer from declining health and increased medical costs.  Besides the suffering, it costs taxpayers even more than if they had received the help they needed to get healthy food.Florida PSA 90 v1

 

 

Children:IMG_0884

Over 150,000 children go to bed hungry in San Diego, and in the US it is over 17 million.  Sadly, for many children the only meals they consistently get are at school.  Hungry kids don’t do well in the classroom and kids who don’t do well in school later don’t do well in the job market.  Paradoxically many of these kids also suffer from obesity, because their diet consists of high calorie cheap fast foods.  Obese children grow up to be obese adults with serious health issues.  Our country’s future is our children, we need tomorrow’s work force educated and healthy for the US to compete in the world economy.  The issue is so great it has become a National Security issue according to the Pentagon. 

Active Military & Veterans:

Due to frequent deployments, multiple relocations, and the high cost of living many military families struggle economically. In San Diego, charities distribute food weekly at Camp Pendleton Marine Base and Murphy Canyon Navy Housing for active military personnel who are struggling to put food on the table.

The Award Winning Hunger Documentary Featuring Founder, Gabrielle Posard

Award Winning Documentary

Award Winning Documentary

 

 

 

 

One Comment Post a comment

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Donate Don’t Dump | palatialliving

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: