Social experiment explores whether adults would give a hungry child food

The campaign aims to expose the problem of children who don't know where their next meal is coming from and depend on one school meal to get them through the day

Louis Dore
Saturday 09 May 2015 21:22

A social experiment in America surprised a charity when it found that all adults approached by a hungry child were happy to give them some food.

In a non-scientific study by the Palm Beach County foodbank, all the adults who were approached by a child asking for some food offered to give the children something to eat or buy them a meal.

The footage and campaign aim to expose the problem of children who are struggling with hunger and deprivation.

The interactions were filmed to encourage people to remember the issue of food poverty during the ‘Great Give’ campaign between May 5 and 6.

In Palm Beach County at least one in six residents do not know where their next meal is coming from, according to the charity.

Palm Beach County foodbank was launched in 2009 as part of the Alleviate Hunger Initiative and moved into its first refrigerated premises in 2012.

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