Building a Stable Future For Our Country’s 48 Million Food-Insecure People

Dec 16, 2015 10:30 AM ET

48 million people in the U.S. struggle with hunger – meaning they do not always have access to the food they need to live an active, healthy life. Feeding America aims to get more nutritious food to more people. In this post from our Shape the Future Blog Series, Feeding America shares how they are working to solve hunger in our nation.

1 in 7 Americans face hunger. This means that likely, someone you know may not be getting enough to eat. Your neighbors, children’s classmates or even your friends could be food insecure. 

While hunger hurts everyone, its effects can be particularly harmful to children. More than 15 million children struggle with hunger. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. As members of society, we all pay a price for child hunger, as the health of our nation’s children and productivity impacts our entire economy.

Using Multisector Resources to Meet Basic Needs and Achieve Long-Term Food Security For More People

While it is Feeding America’s mission to solve hunger and feed more people, they also know that to truly solve hunger, we must address its root causes and help people achieve long-term food security.

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