Mother of Mercy, 15.8 million American children do not have enough food to eat, and millions more children around the world are in similar situations. Give them strength as they strive to grow up healthy and to live full lives.

REPORT: Some 14.3 percent of U.S. households were "food insecure" in 2013, meaning that they had difficulty affording adequate food at some point during the year. Households with children face especially high rates; 20.9 percent among households with children under age 6. This leads to negative health and development outcomes for children. (Off the Charts Blog based on a USDA report)

Hope Through the Ages, enable our leaders to hear and to heed the cries of these hungry children. Help us to create a world where all are fed.

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