ABC News’ Press Room – August 19, 2011

With much of the recent media spotlight on hunger in Africa, ABC News will begin a new series “Hunger at Home: Crisis in America” Wednesday, August 24. Weekend anchor David Muir, Steve Osunsami, Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, and Deborah Roberts will give a full day of reports, “examining the growing number of families in the United States who go hungry.

Reports will appear on “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline” as well as ABC News Radio and throughout the day.

ABC News President Ben Sherwood says, “We believe our audience will be moved by the stories of Americans struggling to feed their families. And we know they will be inspired to action when they learn the simple things they can do to make a difference.”

“While seeing first-hand how famine is stealing children from their parents in Africa, there is also a portrait of hunger hidden right here in America. We must sound the alarm for the children in our own neighborhoods and towns who frequently go to bed having survived one more day of hunger,” said David Muir.

At The Salvation Army, we are dedicated to providing nutritious meals to those who come to our shelter, our community centers, senior housing and addiction recovery programs – in addition to assisting families with our local food pantries and with monetary assistance on a case-by-case basis.

If you would like to help us support those families in need, you may donate through this secure donation page or mail your donation to:

The Salvation Army Indiana Division

3100 N. Meridian Street

Indpls., IN  46208