Food insecurity refers to the lack of reliable access to nutrition consistent enough for an active and healthy quality of life. According to the USDA, over 38 million people within the United States live in food insecure households. 1 in 6 children in the US regularly endures hunger.
Lack of sustainable nutrition directly impacts one’s ability to function beyond the basics of all necessities.
Foundational and Necessary:
In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the physiological need for shelter and food is the fundamental groundwork for all human endeavors, including job security, love, self-esteem, and self-actualization.
Here at Dealer Talk, we couldn’t agree more. It is our unending goal to eradicate hunger wherever we see it. We believe that personal accountability and responsibility for one’s contribution to society are hindered and obstructed by the ramifications of hunger upon the body.
- School-aged children who face severe hunger are 53.1% more likely to have severe depression.
- Children living in homes of food insecurity are more likely to suffer from attention disorders.
- 36% of college students are food insecure.
Loss of Greatness:
When one does not have the energy to wake up in the morning, how can one achieve their full potential? When one is focused primarily on basic human needs, how can they contribute to the furtherment of society? As fellow citizens of this world, it is our obligation to feed any and all in need.
In pursuit of this endeavor, we are eager to announce our first annual “Fill a Cart” campaign for this Thanksgiving season. We will be promoting the opportunity for those in need within the Vegas community to come and fill their carts with food and other essentials.
The Dealer Talk team will donate to this endeavor and are eager to have you match.
If you or someone you know suffers from food insecurity and would like to receive help, please submit your information below.