In just 37 days, or one tenth of a year, the average American will earn enough disposable income to pay for his or her food for the entire year.1
In 2006, the average American household spent approximately one tenth of its disposable income on food.2
In the tropics, in the nation of Haiti, the people are so hungry they are eating dirt. Click here to see a video by the Associated Press.
Over 1.2 billion people in the developing world live on less than a dollar a day. The developing world, consisting of 125 low and middle income countries, comprises about 78 percent of the world’s total population.3
But you already knew that people are starving across the globe. Maybe you’ve felt a twinge of guilt as you threw out more leftovers, or even as you purchased another diet product. And you’ve wondered what to do. We certainly have. Maybe you’ve donated to a food bank, or contributed during a crises (such as the recent earthquake in China), but the twinge is still there and you want to do something more … to make a commitment … but what?
1The Mississippi Farm Bureau 2$5,781 divided by $54,453 (10.6%) Bureau of Labor Statistics 3www.foodforall.org 410 percent of total housing units (12,631,681) multiplied by 10 percent of the average annual income ($44,334) U.S. Census Bureau