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Hunger and Poverty in The United States

Hunger and Poverty in the United States | Hunger and Poverty in Georgia

  • Each year, 1 in 7 Americans turn to the Feeding America network of food banks, food pantries and meal programs for help. (Feeding America, Hunger in America Study. )
  • 5.4 million individuals are served each week through the Feeding America network. (Feeding America, Hunger in America Study. )
  • Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study reports that 41.2 million Americans – 12.9% of the U.S. population are food insecure. (Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap Study July 2018 data collected in 2016.)
  • Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study reports that 18% of children living in the U.S. – 13 million are food insecure. (Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap Study May 2017 data collected in 2015.)
  • The nation’s official poverty rate is 12.7%, living at or below the poverty line. (U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 estimate)
  • The number of children living in poverty in the U.S. is 22.6%. (U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 estimate)
  • The Federal unemployment rate is 3.9%. (Latest data is from July 2018). Check for updates at the U.S. Department of Labor website which posts unemployment rates at http://www.bls.gov/cps/.

Please let your friends, family and business associates know they can learn more about national solutions to hunger by visiting www.feedingamerica.org.

For more information about Georgia Mountain Food Bank and how you can get involved, contact us at 770-534-4111.

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