A Place At The Table Essay

1259 Words May 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
America, although ranked one of the world’s greatest and wealthiest countries is home to an appalling percentage of undernourished and poverty-stricken Americans. A place at the table, directed by Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson is a documentary outlining one of America’s vital yet most neglected problems and their proposed solutions. The documentary was produced in order to raise awareness about the hunger and poverty situation happening all over America in which millions of Americans are struggling to support themselves and feed their family. It is estimated that 14.5 percent of U.S households struggle to provide food for the family and most do not have enough food on the table. The percentage although seems like a small number encloses about 48 million Americans; in which 15.9 percent represents children (BreadForTheWorld, 2012). Hunger in America is a great problem but it can be prevented and eradicated as long as the nation has the will and determination to make it happen both on a national scale.
In America alone, statistics prove that one in every six individuals face hunger on a regular basis. Although there is an astonishing amount of people who face hunger, this is not because there is an insufficient supply of food available in the country, but it is because many individuals are living in poverty or below the poverty line. Rosie, a young fifth grader living in Colorado, is one of millions of children who face hunger as a result of…

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