Communities

Resources and Tools to Fight Hunger

When you raise your voice to urge our nation’s decision makers to change policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, you are contributing to building the political will to end hunger. And when your voice is joined with others, it is amplified.

African and People of African Descent (Black):

In the U.S., Black households experience food insecurity at three times the rate of white households. Globally, more than one-third of people living with hunger live in Africa.

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Latino

Latinos(as) play an important role in American public life and the labor force. Latino(a) communities are among the most impacted by hunger and food insecurity. One in five Latino(a) families in the U.S. struggle to feed their children, and in Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly 50 million people are affected by hunger.

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AAPI

We need Asian American voices to dispel the myth that all Asian Americans are economically secure. In reality, the U.S. is facing a major problem of “hidden hunger” in the AAPI community. Additionally, 1 out of every 6 people living in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities live below the poverty level.

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Indigenous

One in four Native Americans face hunger, and globally, Indigenous communities make up 15 percent of the world’s extreme poor.

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Rural

In the U.S., although rural areas grow most of our food, those living in rural areas are also more likely to face hunger. For example, 84 percent of U.S. counties with the highest percentage of childhood hunger are rural. Globally, two-thirds of all people living in extreme poverty live in rural areas.

Women

Women and girls in the U.S. and around the world are more likely to experience hunger than men. Globally, about 60 percent of people who go hungry are female. Rates of hunger are even higher for single mothers and women and girls of color.

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