HUNGER IN AMERICA


ACCORDING TO THE USDA'S 2019 HOUSEHOLDS FOOD INSECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES REPORT, MORE THAN 37 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES STRUGGLE WITH HUNGER.


*HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVED IN FOOD-INSECURE HOUSEHOLDS ?

-37.2 MILLION PEOPLE LIVED IN FOOD-INSECURE HOUSEHOLDS 

-9.5 MILLION ADULTS LIVED IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH VERY LOW FOOD SECURITY 

-6.0 MILLION CHILDREN LIVED IN FOOD-INSECURE HOUSEHOLDS IN WHICH CHILDREN, ALONG WITH ADULTS, WERE FOOD INSECURE 

-540,000 CHILDREN (0.7 PERCENT OF THE NATIONS CHILDREN) LIVED IN HOUSEHOLDS IN WHICH ONE OR MORE CHILD EXPERIENCED VERY LOW FOOD SECURITY

*FOOD INSECURITY BY HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

-ALL HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN (13.9 PERCENT) 

-HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN UNDER AGE 6 (14.3 PERCENT) 

-HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN HEADED BY A SINGLE WOMAN (27.8 PERCENT) 

-HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN HEADED BY A SINGLE MAN (15.9 PERCENT) 

-WOMAN LIVING ALONE (14.2 PERCENT) 

-MAN LIVING ALONE (12.5 PERCENT) 

-BLACK, NON-HISPANIC HOUSEHOLDS (21.2 PERCENT) 

HISPANIC HOUSEHOLDS (16.2 PERCENT) 

-LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS WITH INCOMES BELOW 185 PERCENT OF THE POVERTY THRESHOLD

*VERY LOW FOOD SECURITY BY HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

-HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN HEADED BY A SINGLE WOMAN (9.4%) 

-WOMAN LIVING ALONE (6.5%) AND MAN LIVING ALONE (6.6%) 

-BLACK, NON HISPANIC HOUSEHOLDS (9.1%) 

-HISPANIC HOUSEHOLDS (5.1%) 

-HOUSEHOLDS WITH INCOMES BELOW 185 PERCENT OF THE POVERTY LINE (120%) 

-HOUSEHOLDS LOCATED IN PRINCIPAL CITIES (5.3%) 

-HOUSEHOLDS LOCATED IN THE SOUTH (4.8%)