Hunger Is An Epidemic
Hunger Is In Our Backyard
In America, over 50 million people live under the shadow of food insecurity. Hunger is a widespread issue all too often masked by pride, but its effects pervade all areas of life. Prolonged micronutrient deficiency leads to a weakened immune system, stunted growth, reduced cognitive ability, chronic disease, and even death.
Children Are The Most Vulnerable
Without regular meals, the 17 million children in this country struggling with food insecurity will deal with physical and mental deficits for the rest of their lives. With 1 in 5 children unable to fulfill a fundamental need, too much time is spent under the stress of not having food rather than learning, growing, and playing. Undernourished children are also more likely to suffer from illnesses, and as a result, less likely to perform well at, or even attend, school. When hunger endangers the future of a child, it threatens the future of our communities.
Food Banks Need Our Help
Food banks no longer exist to meet temporary needs. Instead, they are now an extension of a household's kitchen, heavily relied on to fill the food gap for tens of millions. National charities like Feeding America service over 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries to support the logistics of getting food to hungry Americans in virtually every community in all 50 states.
Improving Our Communities
During Hunger Awareness month in 2015, we hit a milestone of feeding one million people in need. Our mission is to reduce hunger in communities, improve quality of life for those affected by food insecurity, and create awareness of a crisis that all too often goes unnoticed. With over one billion meals dined out every single week in the US alone, you can use TangoTab’s sustainable model to help solve hunger. When you eat, they eat.