September is Hunger Action Month
September is Hunger Action Month. Since 2008, the number of families facing Food Insecurity has risen dramatically. Last night on NPR they stated that 54 million families and 17 million children in the United States don’t know where their next meal may be coming from. And yesterday morning in church they announced that the North Texas Food Bank was closing for a month because they ran out of food. They just couldn’t keep up with the decreasing amounts of donations and the increasing amounts of families asking for help. You can find out more about Hunger Action Month at Feeding America. For more information you can also visit No Kid Hungry.
Also, be sure to read our ongoing series on poverty in the lives of teens.
Can We All Just Stop Saying the Internet Is Free Now Please?
Rich Teen, Poor Teen: Books that depict teens living in poverty
Working with youth who live in poverty
Sunday Reflections: This is what losing everything looks like
Sunday Reflections: Going to be hungry
Sunday Reflections: A tale of two libraries
Sunday Reflections: Are Schools Discriminating Against the Socioeconomically Disadvantaged?
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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