To put consumerism into perspective, there are households in the United States with more TVs than people living within them and, on average, U.S. households have debt totaling more than $7,500, attributed mainly to excess consumption.
Roughly one-ninth of the world’s population does not have enough food to live a healthy and active life. In Washington state, one in seven people rely on the SNAP program -- more than half are children. So, how do we combat hunger in Washington?
Food insecurity continues to exist as populations grow and crop yields decline. It is important that efforts made today prevent hunger now and provide food security in the future. At Western Washington University, measures are being taken to support students in need.