What Hunger in America Looks Like


In the United States 41,204,000 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 12,938,000 are children.  In more tangible terms, this equates to 1 in 8 adults facing food insecurity, as well as 1 in 6 children.  These figures are according to Feeding America’s Map the Gap study conducted in 2016.

Here in Georgia, more than 1 in every 4 kids live in food insecure households according to the Atlanta Community Food Bank website http://acfb.org/.

What is Food Insecurity?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.

Who does Food Insecurity Affect?

There is no single face of food insecurity. It impacts every community in the United States.

For information about food insecurity among certain populations, visit these Feeding America pages below:



Rural Communities

African Americans