Hunger in America

In many ways, America is a land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. Right now, nearly 13 million families in America are struggling with hunger. These are often hardworking families who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even several days. To learn more, take a look below at the staggering facts from Feeding America®.

Statistics courtesy of Feeding America

1 million

Feeding America's network of member food banks is feeding 1 million more Americans each week than in 2006.

30 years

General Mills is a founding partner of Feeding America and has worked with its network of food banks for more than 30 years.

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1 in 6 americans

struggles with hunger—even in our own communities.

13 million

Nearly 13 million families in America face hunger.

37 million

Feeding America is providing food to 37 million Americans each year.

49 million

Hunger is a reality for more than

people in America.

Explore Hunger in the U.S.

Roll over and click each state to see how many people are food insecure in that region.

This map shows the level of food insecurity in each state. The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.