Luckily there are programs that can assist almost every family that is in need. For large families there are programs that provided food. These programs can be one of the most important ones out there. Everyone needs food to survive, and the prices are only continuing to grow. WIC is a great program that provides free food to families with young children so they make sure they get all the nutrients they need. Those foods include milk, eggs, cheese, and cereal. Along with food stamps that provide free food to low-income families. Another helpful thing our government does is provided free and reduce lunches to families who need help.
I grew up a military child, and to many people surprise we were not upper class by any means, we did get along though. We grew up with WIC checks and reduced lunches due to our family size; six kinds with a stay at home mom. Being able to have the extra help meant that we were able to do more activities as a family and my mom was able to buy more fruits and vegetables for everyone in my family.
Medical is also proving to be very expensive; many families are unable to afford the medical coverage that they need. Medication is only growing in price. There are many children are having to switch to the generic brand of medication and families are having to drive long distances to be seen by a doctor. Government officials are attempting to solve this problem. But there has yet to be solution that works for this country. Hopefully we can only go up from here.
I think that if the government opened these forms of programs up to the public and asked for donations they would be surprised how many people would actually help. Even if everyone donated $1.00 it would eventually add up and could end up really helping a family that was in need. Opening up positions for volunteers would also be a great idea. People love to help out other people, this would be a great way to help troubled teens or people who are fighting depression to get into. It can help them begin to develop a feeling of self worth. Another idea that may help is for low-income families if they help with some of the programs they can earn food stamps themselves, that way they are providing healthy foods for their family as well as helping out others in need. Funding for these types of programs should be increased; they help out so many people.
All we need to realize is that, it takes peoples to help other people. Once we realize that, things will begin to get better for everyone.