Hunger in America

 

Food Insecurity

48.8 million Americans—including 13 million children— live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year.

Food-Insecure Families

Food insecurity—the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food— exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children.

Rates of food insecurity are substantially higher than the national average among households with incomes near or below the federal poverty line, among households with children headed by single parents (35.1% of female-headed households with children are food-insecure) and among Black and Hispanic households.

Food insecurity is most common in large cities but still exists in rural areas, suburbs and other outlying areas around large cities

− 25 % of households with children living in large cities are food-insecure.

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The typical (median) food-secure household spent 27 percent more for food than the typical food-insecure household of the same size and composition.

59% of food-insecure households reported that in the previous month they had participated in one or more of the three largest federal food and nutrition assistance programs: SNAP (formerly food stamps), School Lunch and WIC.

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Day 22 Tazewell Tn

Day 22, 206 miles on the Road.
A good afternoon to all friends, family, and following, it’s a beautiful day far, the boys are fed, Schatzie is having fun. And I’m in a beautiful place.  This is the route I followed sofar.Screenshot_20180822-080442

This is my proposed route. I’ll be looking for spots to spend the night along this route. Probably every 12 to 15 miles. If you or someone you know could host me for the night please contact me. Screenshot_20180822-074844

Day 18 Speedwell Tn

Had a good trip today, horses were awesome. Will miss Lafollette TN made some new friends there. And I’m at a wonderful person house right now who is related to a family I stayed with a few days ago. I’m being help along and guided. Please get involved in your community and ask for a solution to Children going hungry in your neighborhood.

Renegade and Buck going to School

FB_IMG_1534504342635Today Renegade and Buck will be stopping at Middle School in Lafollette TN. I will explain what I am doing and why. The Childhood Hunger Awareness Trek is to promote and spread Awareness of what happens when children go hungry. When children go hungry they can’t develop correctly mentally, emotionally, physically, socially, or spiritually. We as a community need to come together and put an end to Hunger in our community on a local level. Stop believingFB_IMG_1534504328207 that it’s the governments job and start taking responsibility on a local level.

Day 13 Lafollette TN

Hello first time in four days I have cell phone coverage. Here is a recap of the last four days. As I couldn’t go through the tunnel on 25E I decided to find another way. As Tackket creek rd to Carr Gap road seemed to be a viable option I decided to use it. But when I got there the road was to rough rocks to big for my wagon to go over so I had to turn around and go back to Clairfield Tn. At that point a lady said I could park   behind a church. Just after I got the horses settled a church bell rang so I went to ask what do I do.  An hour later a gentleman showed up and told me about a shortcut to Lafollette. So I had my answer.   I decided to go long way around and go through Lafollette TN which is where I’m at right now. The trip was amazing going through the mountains was beautiful but hard on the boys going up and down. So I am now parked at a small farm outside Lafollette TN. The boys were given a good pasture to graze on.  Coming through Lafollette was very nice people were generous and I’ll be donating to  https://nokidhungry.org in the name of the people of Lafollette TN.

Cumberland Gap

Alright talked to National Park Service. They said no to taking the boys thru Tunnel. So I’ll need a horse trailer for the boys, Buck and Renegade and a flat bed at least 15 feet long. Please network and help me find transport thru the Tunnel.

Ok family, friends and followers I’m going to need help. I have to cross the Cumberland Gap just past Middlesboro Ky. Now the only way I know of is 25E which has a Tunnel on it I’m pretty sure horses aren’t allowed. So I need information. Is there a trail or road that bypasses the Tunnel that horses can go on? [ 40 more words ]
https://challenge-america-equine-trek.com/2018/08/07/cumberland-gap/

2017-05-23Ok family, friends and followers I’m going to need help. I have to cross the Cumberland Gap just past Middlesboro Ky. Now the only way I know of is 25E which has a Tunnel on it I’m pretty sure horses aren’t allowed. So I need information. Is there a trail or road that bypasses the Tunnel that horses can go on? Failing that I need networking to find someone who will haul my horses and my wagon thru the tunnel. Please share this and get me the information or ride I will need. I’ll be in Middlesboro Ky in 7 to 9 days.received_864855150382140

First day

Day 1. We started the Trek today and arrived at our camping spot alive and in good condition. The boys are picketed and grazing. So the story starts, don’t use the hiking settings on your GPS unless you want to take some off the beaten path trails. We went down steep hills up steep hills and through a creek about     2 1/2 feet deep. The  boys Renegade and Buck handled everything like the great horses they are. When I reached my first camping spot I picketed the boys washed them down with clean water then used horse lineament on them, fed them, and now they are relaxing eatin. I’m not going to mention this stuff to often just assume that I do it every day. Was trying to add photos but it won’t let me.

Delay

Ok I’m delayed by one day. My water tanks didn’t work right so now I am delayed by one day so the parts that are needed can be located and installed. Frustrating I should have made sure they worked right a couple of days ago but just assumed they were good. Lol blast of delayed NASA.FB_IMG_1465165962344

Last training day

July 31 2018. It’s not really a training day as the boys, Buck and Renegade are on rest day number 4. However I’ve been calling this period of transition, training days so this is the last day. Tomorrow is the beginning of the Childhood Hunger Awareness Trek. Some people might call this an adventure, exciting, crazy, insane. I call it my mission and my life long dream. The mission it to bring awareness of Childhood Hunger and the damage it causes. The dream is mine I’ve had it since I was 11.   We have to pull together as a community  and travel the miles together and help the Children reach there full potential. No longer look away and say the government will help or its not my problem. It is our problem and we need to step up and help.  Childhood Hunger… One Mile is not Enough.

John 3:17-18

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

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