Hunger persists in the United States. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service study, “Household Food Security in the United States, 2005,” 35.1 million people – including 12.4 million children – live in households that experience hunger or the risk of hunger. This represents more than one in ten households in the United States.
In 2006, the U.S. Conference of Mayors reported that requests for emergency food assistance increased an average of 7 percent in the United States. Furthermore, they also found that 48 percent of those requesting emergency food assistance in the United States were members of families with children.
Also in 2006, the nation’s largest network of food banks, America’s Second Harvest, reported between 24 and 27 million people turning to the agencies they serve.
- All Neighborhood Family Centers
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Hunger in America 2010: National Report Prepared for Feeding America