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3 Tough Choices No One Should Have to Make

Poverty affects more people in the U.S. than some might think. When people can’t get regular meals or healthy food it hurts their lives in so many ways. Here are three tough decisions that people experiencing poverty have to make daily.

1. Medicine or Food

A collection of medication on one side of a table with a collection of healthy food on the other side of the table

The average U.S. citizen spends roughly $100 a month on prescription medicine and $644 a month on groceries. Should you buy pain medication that keeps you functional at work or breakfast?

*source: U.S. Bureau of Land Statistics and TheStreet.com

2. Rent or Food

An eviction notice taped to a front door of a rented property

40% of U.S. citizens struggle to pay for at least one basic need, and rent is a huge expense for many. Risk eviction or make your kids go to sleep hungry?

*source: Marketwatch.com



3. Processed or Fresh Food

An image of a heavily processed meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn

Soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks are the largest source of calories for low-income people in the U.S. because they’re affordable. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables and eat for a day, or processed foods and eat for a week?

*source: NationalGeographicMagazine.comĀ