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About U.S. Hunger
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We live in the world's wealthiest nation. Yet 14.5 percent of U.S. households—nearly 49 million Americans, including 15.9 million children—struggle to put food on the table.
In the United States, hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty. Both issues must be addressed in our continued efforts to help those Jesus called "the least of these" (Matthew 25:45).
The most direct way to reduce hunger in the U.S. is through national nutrition programs. But while food assistance to hungry people is vital, it is not enough.
We as a nation must come together to confront hunger and poverty in the United States.
Use our resources below to learn more about the causes of U.S. hunger, and what we can do to end it once and for all.
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Nearly 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. View a map of state-by-state hunger and poverty data.
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