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National Statistics On Hunger

This problem of hunger is not unique to any one region, state, city or town in the US.

1 in 8 Americans don't have access to enough food as hunger has NO boundaries. Many people believe the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Hunger affects all social economic status.

Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.


28%
of adults interviewed during a Hunger study have attended college or a technical school

45% of households served by food organizations have at least 1 working adult in the household

 

More than 6.4 million children are living in food-insecure households

The prevalence of food insecurity varied considerably among household types. Rates of food insecurity were higher than the national average, a 12.7% for the following groups.

 16.6% of all households with children,

 18.9% of households with children under age 6,

 40.3% of households with children headed by a single woman,

 27.4% of households with children headed by a single man.

The lack of adequate nutrition affects cognitive and behavioral development as well as physical growth, resulting in irritability, fatigue and difficulty concentrating


69%
have to weigh between paying their electric bill or purchasing foodLimited resources prevent 48 Million Americans from getting enough food

23% are Children

 

19% are elderly on a fixed budget

Less than 9% are homeless

 

Help us end this cycle and join us at our event on September 15, 2018, to raise a worldwide awareness of the families and children going hungry every day in the US and around the world. Participate, sponsor, and/or donate towards the cause and the event, March of Hunger, an International Event.

Click here to learn more on how you can help.

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