posted by Talk About Giving blog team
October 21, 2011 @ 9:45 am
Sesame Street recently aired its primetime special, Growing Hope Against Hunger. This one-hour segment aimed to raise awareness of the epidemic issue of hunger in the United States. If you missed it or your child didn’t make it through the whole hour, check out the short highlight video below.
For those of us who have never gone without, it’s difficult to imagine either not knowing where your next meal will come from or how you’re going to feed your children. Sesame Street addresses the national statistics, but how about right here in South Carolina?
- One out of every four children in South Carolina goes to bed hungry every night. (National Coalition for the Homeless)
- Harvest Hope Food Bank, which services 20 counties in central South Carolina, feeds 48,000 people PER WEEK.
- 14.8 percent of South Carolina households are food insecure; five percent are very low secure (Food Research & Action Center) — South Carolina has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the United States.
Even if you don’t see it every day, this problem is difficult to ignore and a major issue facing our community. Sesame Street recognized this and you can address it in your household, too.
Use our Question of the Week to broach the subject with your kids and see where the conversation goes. Check out these suggestions to help guide the discussion and recognize/take advantage of everyday teaching moments!
Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger (highlight reel)
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