hunger in america

In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 7* Americans, hunger is a reality. More than 12 million families in America** struggle with hunger. These are often hardworking families who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to make difficult choices between paying for food, utilities, transportation, medical care and housing. To learn more, take a look below at the staggering facts.

Hunger is a reality for more than48 Million families in America*

Together we can outnumber hunger

  • 1 IN 7 AMERICANS
    1 IN 7 AMERICANS

    One in seven people struggle with hunger in America.

  • MORE THAN 12 MILLION
    MORE THAN 12 MILLION

    More than 12 million families in America face hunger.

  • 5.4 MILLION
    5.4 MILLION

    Feeding America's network of member food banks serves 5.4 million individuals each week.

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  • 35 YEARS
    MORE THAN 35 YEARS

    General Mills is a founding partner of Feeding America and has worked with its nationwide network of food banks for over 35 years.

  • 46 MILLION
    46 MILLION

    Feeding America is providing food to more than 46 million Americans each year.

A Closer Look at Hunger in the U.S.

CLICK ON A STATE TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE FOOD INSECURE IN THAT STATE.

This map shows the level of food insecurity in each state. The United States Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.

*Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Matthew P. Rabbitt, Christian Gregory, and Anita Singh. Household Food Security in the United States in 2014, ERR-194, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September 2015. **Statistics courtesy of Feeding America *Coleman-Jensen, A., et al. Household Food Security in the United States in 2014. USDA ERS, 2015. Table 2, p. 14.

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