Did you know that one in six Americans struggle with hunger? That equals more than 50 million Americans. Today, September 5, is Hunger Action Day, and the Caterpillar Foundation is doing its part to help alleviate hunger worldwide.
Food insecurity not only affects an individual and his or her family, it is a problem that impacts society. By affecting health, education and workforce and job readiness, the consequences of hunger are more far reaching than one might anticipate.
The Caterpillar Foundation invests in Feeding America, a non-profit that fights hunger in many Caterpillar communities across the United States. Additionally, the Foundation invests in other food banks around the country, and outside the U.S. in the World Food Programme, Second Harvest Japan and more.
Feeding America set a goal of providing access to an additional one billion meals by 2018. About 37 million Americans are served annually, including 14 million children and three million seniors. Feeding America began a new PSA campaign today in support of Hunger Action Day. Click here and here to learn more.
Caterpillar Inc. supports the philanthropic efforts of the Caterpillar Foundation. Founded in 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has contributed more than $550 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world by providing program support in the areas of environmental sustainability, access to education and basic human needs. To learn more about the global impact of the Caterpillar Foundation, please visit www.caterpillar.com/foundation.