where are the starving american children ?

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    now please don't read anything into this, these are just a couple of questions, asked in ernest. O.K. are there starving children in america. that's an obvious yes, with 300 million people. but, where are they? how many? do they fall through the cracks of state aid? are any children, homeless or otherwise, ever denied food assistance? is the problem in finding them to help, or is the assistance, being squandered by their guardians, causing them not to get what they need.. thx
     
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    That's alotta questions that come too late for my brain tonight.
    I am subscribing to read replies tomorrow.
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    I think most of it is technically not from starvation but from weakness and illnesses they can't fight because of malnourishment.

    Do I know any instances personally? No. I do know kids get sick and die and I'm sure at least a few instances are do to their inability to fight off disease.
     
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    Don't the schools feed children breakfast and lunch?
     
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    Well the homeless don't vote and neither do children so that's the first place to look. Survival rates at orphanages tend to be higher than for foster care but not massively higher so that's the easiest place to look but as already said malnourishment is a bigger problem than starvation.
     
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    Seeing as this is late June, only if the schools are participating in the Seamless Summer Option.
     
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    Some schools around here are discussing deleting the breakfast at school for budgetary reasons.

    I think they should, if the kid shows up at school half starved go beat up the parents some.
     
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    If you watch enough late night infomercials that fat guy will be on and he will let you in on their location and how you can help.
     
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    that 5 of 7 days a week only when school is in session
     
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    Check the children of the homeless and squatters...where parents spend their limited funds on heroin and alcohol.

    Even then, though, the children are not truly starving...just seriously malnourished.
     
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