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Even though we are only a couple of days into the new year, I think we should all make the same resolution; to help end hunger and poverty in our own U.S. backyard. Heifer even has a new U.S. project called Seeds of Hope. This program will work in the Delta of Arkansas and Appalachia on building healthy community food systems. To do this, it will help to organize and provide resources and support for local communities to fight hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.

If you haven't read any of our past blog post about U.S. hunger and poverty, check them out here. With 49.1 million Americans living in poverty, it's time that we take a stand and start making a difference in our communities. 
Check out what we've been reading this week around the office:
Want to learn more about how Heifer is helping to end hunger in 2012? Check out this video below: 


Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is the Social Media Manager at Heifer International where she uses her skills digital marketing to improve the lives of those in need around the globe. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.