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EAP0400 Porges: Hunger and Homelessness in South Florida: Hunger

Homelessness and hunger affect more people in South Florida than you think. Learn how these issues impact our community and what you can do to help.


People suffering from hunger are usually those who are unable to eat sufficient food to meet their basic nutritional needs for sustained periods of time. - cited from Wikipedia

Spotlight on Organizations

These organizations collect and distribute information on hunger in the US:

Emanuel Urban Farm Network

Emanuel Urban Farm Network: Mayor Launches New Agriculture Plan To Transform Vacant Lots

Emanuel Urban Farm Network

"The city program will be a partnership with Growing Power, a Milwaukee-based urban farming organization whose founder Will Allen was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" grant for his agricultural work in 2008."

 Click the picture above to continue reading the article.

An Urban Farmer Is Rewarded for His Dream

Click the picture above for a New York Times Article on Will Allen

Agriculturalist Will Allen

Food Deserts Hialeah

According to the USDA Economic Research Service, areas highlighted in pink are food deserts near Hialeah. Click the map to visit the USDA Food Desert Locator site and see deserts all around South Florida.

Food Deserts Near Hialeah

World Food Program - WFP

Use this site to complete a hunger outline on a specific country for up to 3 hours of Service Learning

World Food Program

Hunger Worldwide

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) collects and disseminates information on poverty and hunger worldwide. This is another site you can use to gather sources: 

United Nations Development Program