How big is the problem of hunger?

Where are people hungry?

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Hunger is as prevalent as it is pernicious. It is not restricted only to third world countries or homeless people, but has increasingly become the province of families in highly industrialized nations, including the United States and Israel.

Learn the facts about hunger

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Resources

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015

US Census Bureau September 2016

Current population reports of income and poverty levels in the United States.

Household Food Security in the United States in 2015

USDA September 2016

The prevalence and severity of household food insecurity in the United States.

Hunger and Homelessness Survey

The United States Conference of Mayors December 2015

A status report on hunger and homelessness in 25 of America’s cities.

Public Attitudes Toward Hunger

FRAC February 2014

Americans continue to voice strong support for SNAP.

Nourishing Change: Fulfilling the Right to Food in the United States

International Human Rights Clinic, NYU School of Law May 2013

Sufficient, nutritious food is a basic human right for all Americans.