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Giving Gardens Initiative
Grow Annapolis is looking for partners in our Giving Gardens Initiative. We are looking for individuals, community groups and churches interested in growing and sharing food with others in their community. We are also hosting forums to discuss the unique hunger and accessibility issues facing those living in our community.
If you are interested in getting involved in the conversation, contact us.
Hunger Statistics in the USA
Thirty-three million people including 13 million children live in households that experience hunger or the risk of hunger. This represents one in ten households in the United States. (1)
4.1 percent of U.S. households experience hunger: they frequently skip meals or eat too little, sometimes going without food for a whole day. Nearly 8.5 million people, including 2.9 million children, live in these homes. (1)
11.1 percent of U.S. households are at risk of hunger: they have lower quality diets or must resort to seeking emergency food because they cannot always afford the food they need. 24.7 million people, including 9.9 million children, live in these homes. (1)
(1) Household Food Security in the United States, 2007; U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Report (ERR-66), November 2008