Churches and Hunger fact sheet

August 18, 2015
Photo by Rick Reinhard

This fact sheet presents the argument that charity alone can’t feed everyone who’s hungry and the importance of government-provided assistance.

Churches, food banks, and private food charities have all been stretched thin by the economic downturn. Food-bank demand has increased nearly 50 percent since 2006. Yet 34 percent of Americans admit that they’ve cut back on donations to houses of worship, making the role of federal nutrition programs even more crucial.

Federal nutrition programs delivered nearly 20 times the amount of food assistance as did private charities.

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