Hunger In The United States Is Real
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
What Is Food Insecurity?
In 2021, more than
42 Million People
are estimated to be food insecure in the U.S.
Food insecurity means you lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Here are some other things to know about hunger in the U.S.
Millions of households are affected
Both adults and children affected by hunger can experience serious consequences ranging from poor productivity in their daily life to being at greater risk of physical and mental illnesses, including hypertension and diabetes.
Nearly 40 million people or 10.5% of all U.S. households experienced food insecurity at some point during 2020.
While food insecurity rates decreased for White Americans in 2020, the food insecurity rate for Black (19% to 22%) and Hispanic Americans (16% to 17%) increased from 2019 to 2020.
14.8% of households with children were affected by food insecurity in 2020. The rate for households with children was substantially higher than the rate for households without children (8.8%).
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