This problem of hunger is not unique to any one region, state, city or town in the US.
1 in 8 Americans don't have access to enough food as hunger has NO boundaries. Many people believe the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Hunger affects all social economic status.
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children, and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
45% of households served by food organizations have at least 1 working adult in the household
28% of adults interviewed during a Hunger study have attended college or a technical school
More than 6.4 million children are living in food-insecure households
The prevalence of food insecurity varied considerably among household types. Rates of food insecurity were higher than the national average 12.7% for the following groups
16.6% of all households with children,
18.9% of households with children under the age of 6,
40.3% of households with children headed by a single woman,
27.4% of households with children headed by a single man.
The lack of adequate nutrition affects cognitive and behavioral development as well as physical growth, resulting in irritability, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating.
Limited resources prevent 48 Million Americans from getting enough food
69% have to weigh between paying their electric bill or medication or purchasing food