Trip Info!

December 10, 2010 philadelphia2012

I guess we should probably give you some real information about our AWESOME trip considering we didn’t do that in our last post… oops! But we hope you enjoyed the videos ūüôā

Current weather- a little warmer than here! but still cold.
Weather during Spring Break- average high of 51 and average low of 35

More about our issue areas!

 

 

Facts about the nationwide HUNGER problem…

An estimated 49 million Americans are food insecure. Of those 49 million, almost 17 million are children and 5million are seniors. Last year, over 37 million people used a Food Bank for emergency food assistance.

Hunger in Philadelphia…

1 in 4 people is at risk for hunger in Philadelphia.

27% of Philadelphia residents now receive food stamps.

More than 29 percent of residents in Philadelphia’s 1st Congressional District live in poverty. Overall census data found Philadelphia to be the poorest among the country’s 10 largest cities, and the 1st District one of the hungriest, second only to the Bronx, N.Y.

Facts about the nationwide HOMELESSNESS problem…

Existing data estimate the homeless population in the United States as ranging from 600,000 to 2.5 million.

In Philadelphia…

It is estimated that there are approximately 4,000 persons who are homeless on any given day in Philadelphia.

Children in families constitute approximately a third of the shelter population on any given night. Persons under the age of 18 are the most common shelter users.

 

To learn more about what we’ll be doing check out the links to our 2 sites-

 

Bethesda Project (Homeless shelter)- http://www.bethesdaproject.org

Philabundance (Food bank)- http://www.philabundance.org

 

If you have any questions definitely let us know! We’d love to hear from, well, anyone really…. ūüė¶ just kidding. but really, TALK TO US!!!!

To check out other cool trips (but that aren’t remotely as great as ours) go to the homepage at- http://www.buasb.wordpress.com

 

PHILLY OUT!



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