Is Hunger the New Normal in America?

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The number of people stalked by hunger in the United States has soared since the Great Recession. Every year since the turn of the millennium, at least 20 million Americans (one in 6) have been worried about running out of food. Hunger is a tragedy with high costs for families and our national economy. It’s time to admit to the new normal of hunger in America and get serious about changing it.

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Is Hunger the New Normal in America?

  1. 1. HUNGER: NORMAL? THE NEW 1 IN 6 AMERICANS NOW FACE HUNGER—THIS CAN’T GO ON 15% 14% THE NUMBER OF U.S. HOUSEHOLDS AT RISK OF HUNGER IN JUMPED BY NEARLY THE U.S. 40% 2007 IN 1/3 2005 OF THE NATION’S POOR ARE CHILDREN IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY. A MESSAGE FROM THE 2014 HUNGER REPORT Sources: Current Population Survey, Economic Research Service, USDA, 2013. CLASP, “Child Poverty in the U.S.,” 2013. Graphics, stories, and full report at: HungerReport.org 2012

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