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Many Americans don’t consider hunger to be a domestic issue, yet 16 million kids in the United States live in households that struggle to put food on the table. Studies show that children that arrive at school without breakfast learn less and struggle to keep up.
Our episode will highlight a high school in New York City. The story will follow teachers and their experiences working with some of America’s 16 million hungry children. What external support do they have from the government and nonprofits to help them? How are communities responding to this problem themselves?
The main purpose of this episode is to cause Americans to reflect on the infrastructure the U.S. still lacks. By humanizing a complex problem and by making it less abstract, viewers will feel a greater sense of urgency to do something about it. The episode will also highlight steps we can take to end the problem of childhood hunger in America and encourage our viewers to take action.
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