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WMC ACTION NEWS 5 WEEKEND

 

wmc tv interview with Key to LIfePastor T. Ray Greer Jr., will sit down for an interview about the Keys to Life Community Development Corporation.

The exclusive interview, to be conducted by host anchor Felicia Bolton, will air live Saturday, June 18th on WMC Action News 5 Weekend.

The interview will be covering powerful topics including the “FEED THE NEED” event on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 in Covington, TN.

Pastor T. Ray Greer has been the Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Mason, TN since 2004.  T. Ray also serves as the founder and president of The Keys to Life Community Development Corporation since October 10th, 2010.

Real Innovation

image-2We stand by as children starve by the millions because we lack the will to eliminate hunger. Yet we have found the will to develop missiles capable of flying over the polar cap and landing within a few hundred feet of their target. This is not innovation. It is a profound distortion of humanity’s purpose on earth.

– former Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-OR)

Poverty in America

slide1Poverty in America

Poverty and hunger in America often go hand in hand, but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. People living above the poverty line are often at risk of hunger as well. Research demonstrates that unemployment, rather than poverty, is a better predictor of food insecurity among people living in the United States.

 

US Statistics on Poverty

The most recent government statistics on poverty collected show that in 2014,

  • 46.7 million people (15 percent) were in poverty, including 15.5 million (21 percent) children under the age of 18.
  • 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including more than 15 million children.

Food Insecurity

  • 15.3 million children lived in food-insecure households in 2014.
  • Twenty percent or more of the child population in 38 states and D.C. lived in food-insecure households in 2013, according to the most recent data available. The District of Columbia (31%) and Mississippi (29%) had the highest rates of children in households without consistent access to food.[ii]
  • In 2013, the top five states with the highest rate of food-insecure children under 18 were D.C., Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Georgia.
  • In 2013, the top five states with the lowest rate of food-insecure children under 18 were North Dakota, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Virginia.