Discuss the issues and solutions to solving hunger in the United States
Submitted by: 3BL Media
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 – 09:40 AM EST
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Feb. 12 /CSRwire/ - Mark Your Calendars!
Join us for a LIVE 1 hour Twitter chat with BJ’s Wholesale Club, Meals on Wheels America and Feeding America
Thursday, February 18, at 12 p.m. EST
The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet each year millions of people face hunger. With one in seven Americans struggling with food insecurity, hunger affects families, seniors and children in every community in the country, but with the support of everyone, hunger is an issue that can be solved.
Feeding America is the nationwide network of food banks, providing food and resources to 46.5 million people facing hunger across the country, including 13 million older adults. Meals on Wheels America, the oldest and largest national organization supporting community-based senior nutrition programs across the country, provides home-delivered meal services to people in need in virtually every community. In partnership with BJ’s Wholesale Club, these organizations are working together to help get more nutritious foods to the people who need it most. Learn how a network of food banks, hunger-relief agencies and Meals on Wheels programs provide access to nutrient-rich food to help individuals and families thrive.
This LIVE Twitter chat on Thursday, February 18, at 12 p.m. EST will be an opportunity to discuss the challenges involved in trying to serve the more than 48 million Americans facing hunger.
Join 3BL Media (@3BLMedia) along with BJ’s Wholesale (@BJsWholesale), Feeding America (@FeedingAmerica) and Meals On Wheels America (@_MealsOnWheels) to discuss the scope of hunger in America, the impact of food insecurity on individuals and families, and ways in which interested people can join the fight to end hunger.
Topics of this chat to include:
The scope of hunger in America
Coping mechanisms used by people struggling with hunger
Who is providing support to Americans facing hunger
Learning how to get involved and support efforts to fight hunger
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