OUR CAUSE

Fight Hunger with Music

A Thank You from the community of Maneadero, Baja California Mexico in 2015 for the food collected at Blues Against Hunger in Punta Banda. 



Blues Against Hunger Society's is dedicated to fighting hunger.

According to the USDA, in 2015, 14.5 million or approximately 20 percent of children in the U.S. lived in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. This is cause enough, but the problem is bigger. More than 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans, lived below the poverty line 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And Mexico in 2015, the percentage of population living in food poverty was 46.2.

Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating for children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences. Poverty is particularly dire for single mothers: A third of all families headed by single women were in poverty last year -- that's 15.6 million such households.

Poverty causes hunger. Not every poor person is hungry, but almost all hungry people are poor. Millions live with hunger and malnourishment because they simply cannot afford to buy enough food, cannot afford nutritious foods or cannot afford the farming supplies they need to grow enough good food of their own.

Rural households are the most heavily burdened by the consequences of poverty and hunger. In addition to causing hunger, poverty limits a rural community’s ability to invest in its own development. According to The Hunger Project, over 30 percent of rural girls living in poverty are kept out of school to save money, opposed to the 15 percent of urban girls not in school. Studies have shown that lack of general education leads to higher adolescent birth rates; births that in turn over-burden an already economically strained community, perpetuating a cycle of gender inequality, poverty and hunger.

Recognizing the urgency of poverty and hunger, World leaders have made combating poverty a top priority. The Blues Against Hunger Society takes a supportive approach in this fight, which means addressing the hunger with food – gather food from those with and distribute food to those without. It does not solve the problem of poverty but can provide basic nutritional needs to a community's impoverished. This support and relief can be enough for individuals to become self-reliant, that they too can improve their communities and build better futures for themselves and their children.

Food banks need your help – whether you donate money, food, or your time every little bit counts. Everyone deserves to enjoy full nutritious meals with their families. 

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WHY DONATE FOOD?
Sweet Sixx & Wild Pack, along with Tsunami Band at Blues Against
Hunger Food Drive Jam in Loreto Baja California 2017.

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WHAT TO DONATE:

Some examples of non-perishable foods include peanut butter, crackers, canned fruits, canned vegetables, dried fruits and powdered milk. Canned meats, such as tuna, salmon, turkey, and chicken, are non-perishable foods that are excellent sources of protein. Canned soup and chili adds variety to an emergency food supply.

Examples of donated non-perishable food include peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit, rice, prepared dinners, canned tuna, cold drinks, powdered milk, coffee and tea, canned soups and stew.


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