According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children.
Millions of American people are struggling to get by due to underemployment,low wages and rising costs of living. In fact, over 48 million people goes to bed hungry each night.
72% of the households the Feeding America network served in 2014 lived at or below the federal poverty level with a median annual household income of $9,175.
According to a study by Feeding America, 25% of military families – 620,000 households – need help putting food on the table
The study finds that 46 million Americans are dependent on food pantries afeed themselves and their families.
The miserable point is that over 1 in 5 children is at risk of famine and the rate Among African-Americans is 1 in 3.
Alisha Coleman-Jensen,a social science analyst with the Food Assistance Branch says that it is the worst food insecurity rate that US has faced in it’s modern history and while the great recession ended,the rate has been still stable.