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  • number in the state who would be uninsured if the Affordable Care Act is repealed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

Infographics

Fact Sheets by State

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