Hunger is happening in our own back yards, on our watch.

42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children.

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14.5 million (19.7 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.

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Roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons (or $160 billion) worth of produce annually, an amount constituting “one third of all foodstuffs.” Wasted food is also the single biggest occupant in American landfills, the Environmental Protection Agency has found.