Hunger is happening in our own backyards, on our watch.
An estimated 12.3 percent of American households (roughly 38 million people) were food insecure at some point during 2016, meaning they lacked access to enough food for all household members to have an active, healthy life. That is essentially unchanged from 12.7 percent in 2015.
The prevalence of very low food security also remained essentially unchanged, at 4.9 percent in 2016 and 5.0 percent in 2015.
It's time to make change happen.
According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people in the U.S. face hunger every year. The rate of hunger among children is even higher, with about 1 in 5 lacking proper access to food at some point during the year.
16.2 million children live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis.
As a result, about 1 in 5 children go hungry at some point during the year.
No one should go hungry, especially our children.
source: No kid hungry + Feeding America
Roughly 40 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons or $165 billion per year. This constitutes one-third of all foodstuffs —and is enough to feed 25 million people!
Wasted food is also the single largest component in American landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fight2Feed wants to continue turning this into healthy meals for our hungry friends in need!