State Fact Sheets and Infographics

March 1, 2017
Infographic shows the 10 states with the highest rates of hunger and poverty. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

A one-page fact sheet for the United States and each state plus Washington, D.C., providing these indicators of hunger and poverty:

  • the proportion of households in the state that struggle to put food on the table
  • the number of state residents living in communities with poverty rates of 20 percent or more
  • number in the state who would be uninsured if the Affordable Care Act is repealed
  • hunger and poverty rates for African-Americans, Native-Americans, and Latinos

The fact sheets also provide:

  • recommendations for ending hunger and poverty
  • poverty rates by county

How can I use these fact sheets?

These fact sheets are ideal for printing out, photocopying, and to distributing to voters, candidates, and elected officials at:

  • campaign rallies
  • town hall meetings
  • meetings with members of Congress or their staff


Fact Sheets by State

from our Resource Library

For Education

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.


  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • 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...


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