Cost of Living: Vicki, Feeding America

A Call to Action!
“One in six people say they don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” Dr. Phil says. “Because I believe in making a difference and talking about the silent epidemics plaguing America, I am proud to announce that I am partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.”

President and CEO of Feeding America, Vicki Escarra, joins Dr. Phil. “Hunger is closer than you think,” she says. “When you look at the numbers, 49 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. That’s one in six,” she says.  

“That’s an epidemic. That is startling,” Dr. Phil says.

Vicki explains that through Feeding America’s network of 202 food banks, they are serving 37 million people, 14 million of which are children. “For every dollar that you give, we can actually produce eight meals for clients throughout our network,” she says.

[AD]“Right now, I am announcing a call to action from all of you at home and in this audience today. It only takes 12 cents to give somebody one meal. So, my goal is to raise enough money for 10 million meals,” Dr. Phil says. “I understand it’s tough out there for everybody but this is a place where that dollar stretches and makes a huge, huge impact. You can go to DrPhil.com to find out how you can donate and help me and everybody here at the Dr. Phil show make a difference.”

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