Marcy, NY (WIBX) - It is not a game for the estimated one in six Americans who go hungry every day.

Hunger statistics may be difficult to swallow, given the fact that we live in "the land of plenty," but, according to the group Feeding America, millions of Americans have trouble putting food on their tables every day.  World Food Programme asserts that hunger is "the world's number one health risk."

October 16, 2012 is World Food Day.  It is part of World Hunger Month and is a chance for us to take time to focus on hunger in our community.  The problem, especially in these challenging economic times, is greater than most realize.  Have you ever gone hungry? Comment on our Facebook page and vote in today's Question of the Day: