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Homelessness is a huge problem in the United States. Thankfully, the number of people who are living on the streets in the United States has been declining for the past few years nationally, but this decline is not good enough for some Americans.
Buzzfeed writer Matthew Guiver recently took on a hunger challenge, in which he lived off food stamps for five days and wrote about his experiences. He is just the latest in a long line of journalists, politicians and celebrities who have done the same to raise awareness about poverty and hunger in the United States.
Gwyneth Paltrow recently took a food stamp challenge and although she aimed to raise awareness about the $29 weekly food stamp budget, she unintentionally minimized the challenge 47 million Americans face every week.
‘Tis the season to be jolly unless you’re a homeless person living in Los Angeles, as two City Council members have proposed a ban on feeding homeless people in public spaces.
Going out to dinner is always an enjoyable experience for me. There is nothing quite like sitting in a booth joking with friends, being catered to and enjoying a thick juicy steak burger with seasoned fries and an ice cold root beer.
I am one of the lucky ones. There has always been a roof over my head, food whenever I want it and a comfortable bed to sleep in at night.
I am living the college life. I am broke! My bank account reads $0. It is not cool.
An astounding 58.5 percent of Americans fall below the poverty line at some point in their lives, said Mark Rank, professor at Washington University in St. Louis during his lecture “Poverty and Inequality in America – Why Care?” last Month.
Late at night, when darkness swallows the streets of Kolkata, India becomes a mystical paradise.