Hunger in America

Millions of children and families living in America face hunger and food insecurity every day.

  • Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 42 million people may experience food insecurity, including a potential 13 million children.

  • The pandemic has most impacted families that were already facing hunger or one paycheck away from facing hunger.

  • According to the USDA's latest Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, more than 35 million people in the United States experienced hunger in 2019. 

  • Households with children are more likely to experience food insecurity. Before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 10 million children lived in food-insecure households.

  • Every community in the country is home to families who face hunger including rural and suburban communities.

  • Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and need to rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support.

Information Source:  Feeding America