(HOUSTON) — Don’t be surprised if you see City Hall turn orange this month. It’s the official color of hunger relief during September — Hunger Action Month in Houston.
As you sit in your car, you probably don’t even realize the number of people going hungry around you.
At last count, the census bureau said 60,000 a day go without breakfast, lunch or dinner. And 5,000 of those are children.
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“It’s not so much going hungry as eating poorly to try and make the budget stretch,” said Brian Green with the Houston Food Bank. “And that turns out to be an even bigger issue.”
To bring attention to the issue, Green said the Houston Food Bank has created what it calls a “SNAP Challenge.”
“You can see what it’s like to live on a food stamp budget for a week – about $4 a day,” Green said.
Green said most people will find it’s not only hard, but downright painful going hungry.
You can find out more about this and other Hunger Action Month events at HoustonFoodBank.org.