Informe 2016, en cifras

December 3, 2015

Cada año desde el 2008, el número de personas que padecen inseguridad alimentaria en los Estados Unidos se ha mantenido entre 48 y 50 millones, lo que supone aproximadamente 1 de cada 6 personas en el país. 

La inseguridad alimentaria aumenta la probabilidad de ser un usuario de servicios médicos de alto costo por un 50 por ciento. 

En el 2014, el último año con datos completos, 19.2 por ciento de las familias con niños (7.5 millones de familias) reportaron padecer inseguridad alimentaria. En casi la mitad de estas familias, tanto los adultos como los niños padecen inseguridad alimentaria. 

Un estudio de 14,000 niños, utilizando información recogida en intervalos entre el parto y el comienzo del kindergarten, mostró que cuando las madres están moderadamente a severamente deprimidas, el riesgo de la inseguridad alimentaria para la familia y para los niños aumenta por entre 50 y 80 por ciento. 

Entre el 2011 y el 2013, el riesgo de hambre para los adultos de la tercera edad aumentó por 45 por ciento. 5 Los ancianos que padecen inseguridad alimentaria tienen 60% más probabilidad de padecer depresión. 

En el 2014, la inseguridad Unidos aumentó los gastos en asistencia sanitaria por unos 160 mil millones de dólares.

from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    Mass incarceration has far-reaching effects in the United States. It poses a significant barrier to ending U.S. hunger and poverty by 2030—a goal the United States adopted in 2015. But the connection is not always obvious.

  • Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for individuals and an economic imperative for countries.

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.


  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.


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