The American Community Project (ACP) is a cross-country exploration. Beginning in January 2014 the ACP will explore hunger needs throughout the United States.
We will start in Massachusetts, work our way down the east coast and proceed to wind our way north and south until we reach the west coast. We will visit California, Oregon and Washington state then work our way back to Maine traveling through the northern states.
As we travel, we will visit farms, food banks, shelters, schools, Rotary Clubs, credit unions and other organizations working to end hunger.
Hunger needs have been growing, and they've grown significantly within the last decade. More individuals and families are seeking assistance and enrolling in more support programs than ever before.
- 50.1 million Americans are considered "food insecure" - Hungry.
- 1 in 4 children are unaware of where their next meal is coming from.
- Users of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly Food Stamps - increased from 17 million in 2000 to 47 million in 2012.
How do we solve this problem? How do we alleviate hunger? That is exactly what we want to find out.