More than 37 million people in the United States struggle with hunger
according to the USDA’s 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report
1 in 6 American children may not know where their next meal is coming from
Currently, more than 11 million children live in food-insecure households
Nearly 5.5 million senior citizens currently face hunger in our country
After a lifetime of hard work, many older adults find themselves facing an impossible choice — to pay for groceries or medical care. And as the baby-boom generation ages, the number of seniors facing hunger is only expected to increase.
Overall, households with children have a substantially higher rate of food insecurity than those without.
Children at risk of hunger are more likely to be in poor health and struggle in school.
The prevalence of food insecurity is higher for households located in nonmetropolitan areas.