Across the country, millions of Americans lack access to an adequate supply of nutritious food. The Kansas City area is among many cities in America that suffer. 19.8% represents the number of households in this area that cannot afford regular meals ; the national average is 9.2%. That is nearly 1 out of every 5 households -- a devastating number. Please take a moment to read further and see how you can help fight back, right here in your own community.
Walmart has made a commitment to donate $2 billion by 2015 to the fight against hunger in America. This holiday, we're asking you to decide where $1.5 million should go.
The Food Research and Action Center has identified the food hardship rate for 100 largest communities in America*. Kansas City is #37. To get involved, all you need to do is browse the selected communities and find the one that you think needs the money the most.
Add your support with Facebook
Log in to Facebook and "Like" that community. Your like will count as a vote for that community. The community with the most votes will receive $1 million. The next five most supported communities will each receive $100,000.
Spread the word
Once you've Liked a community, there's still more you can do. Share it with your friends. Get their support. You'll not only be helping out that town, you'll be raising awareness of the hunger problem in America.
* The 100 metropolitan areas selected were identified as having the highest rates of food hardship for 2010, according to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).
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