41 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children and 5.4 million seniors. Close to 1 billion people go to sleep hungry every night.

In order to deal with food insecurity, families are forced to undertake coping strategies to do the following to avoid, interrupting eating problems:


Eating less varied diets

Participating in federal food assistance programs 

Getting emergency food assistance from local food pantries

Effects of hunger 

When children experience, prolong, hunger and poverty, damaging chemicals are released in the brain.  The body becomes a week and more vulnerable to disease. An infection of the body does not have the fuel to build muscle infection.

Hunger delays development on a cognitive, social, and emotional level including:

Problem solving abilities

Children who experience hunger are more likely to perform poorly academically, repeat a grade, and or requires special assistance.

Each year, as a result of vitamin a deficiency, more than 2 million children experience, severe Isaac issues, and some are permanently blinded.

Hunger results in lower IQ and less developed brain matter than well nourished children .

Hunger and stress affect the functioning of the brain that determines decision making.

Every family deserves to have their basic needs of food and shelter met. For over 13 years, We Are One has responded to  hunger needs in the south Florida community by providing food to people in need through a bi monthly? Food distribution program.