Hunger In America. In 2008. 49.1 million Americans lack the means to regularly put enough nutritious food on the table . They are food insecure and struggle with hunger. In 2008. 32.4 million adults and 16.7 million children lived in food insecure households.
49.1 million Americans lack the means to regularly put enough nutritious food on the table .
They are food insecure and struggle with hunger.
There are 17.1 million food insecure families in the United States.
ACCORDING TO THE USDA HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES 2008 REPORT, TEN STATES EXHIBITED STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT HIGHER HOUSEHOLD FOOD INSECURITY RATES THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE (12.2%):
1. MISSISSIPPI 17.4%
2. TEXAS 16.3%
3. ARKANSAS 15.9%
4. GEORGIA 14.2%
5. NEW MEXICO 14.1%
6. MISSOURI 14.0%
7. OKLAHOMA 14.0%
8. KANSAS 13.8%
9. MAINE 13.7%
10. NORTH CAROLINA 13.7%
were living in poverty.
744,000 more children live in poverty now than a year ago.
14 million or approximately 19% of children in the U.S. live in poverty.
IN 2008, 4.1 PERCENT OF ALL U.S. HOUSEHOLDS (4.8 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS) ACCESSED EMERGENCY FOOD FROM A FOOD PANTRY ONE OR MORE TIMES.
This is an increase of 27%
That's a 46% jump from a similar survey carried out in 2006.