Facts on Hunger and Poverty in the United States and Internationally

February 1, 2016

Did you know? 

More than 48 million Americans lived in households that struggled to put food on the table in 2014 (latest figure available) and 1 in 5 children live at risk of hunger. Worldwide, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty — on less than $1.25 per day.

Download "Facts About Hunger and Poverty" using the links below. It includes two bulleted lists of facts: domestic hunger and poverty on one side and international hunger and poverty on the other side. It can be a helpful reference sheet of facts for activists to quote as they do their advocacy.

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

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