Introduction [overview ]
Hunger in America is a major issue. There
exhibition of your favorite artist, designer,
are hundreds of thousands of households
who do not know where their next meal
object or topic. It is your job to design
will come from.
Although related, food
the Identity and Graphic standards for
insecurity and poverty are not the same.
the exhibit as well as the Environmental
and Exhibition Graphics.
Unemployment rather than poverty is
a stronger predictor of food insecurity.
Food insecurity does not just happen
Food insecurity can happen to anyone;
has a story to tell and an interesting
one at that. Rather than focusing on the
statistics, which are readily available
to everyone, I am focusing on the real
stories of real people who have been
affected. The title of the exhibition is
Discovery [research ]
Food Insecurity Facts
• In 2010, 48.8 million Americans lived
in food insecure households, which
included 32.6 million adults and 16.2
million children. This equates to 14.5%
of all households.
• In 2010, 5.4% of households
experienced very low food security.
• In 2010, households with children
were more likely to experience food
(25.1%) and Hispanic households
• In 2009, 8.0% of seniors living alone
were food insecure.
• Food insecurity exists in every county
in America, ranging from a low of 5% in
Steele County, ND to a high of 38% in
Wilcox County, AL.
• In 2010, 4.8% of all U.S. households (5.6
insecurity at 20.2% compared to 11.7%
million) accessed emergency food from
a food pantry one or more times.
• In 2010, households that had higher
• Feeding America provides emergency
rates of food insecurity included
food assistance to an estimated 37
households with children (20.2%),
million low-income people annually,
households with children headed by
a 46% increase from 25 million since
single women (35.1%) or single men
Hunger in America 2010.
(25.4%), Black non-Hispanic households
Discovery [research ]
Child Hunger Facts
14 million children are estimated to
Lunch Program, but only 14% reported
be served by Feeding America, over 3
having a child participate in a summer
million of which are ages 5 and under.
feeding program that provides free
• According to the USDA, over 16
million children lived in food insecure
households in 2010.
• More than 20% of the child population
food when school is out.
54% of client households with children
under the age of 3 participated in
the Special Supplemental Nutrition
in 37 states and D.C. lived in food
Program for Women, Infants, and
insecure households in 2010. The
District of Columbia (30.7%), Oregon
• 32% of pantries, 42% of kitchens, and
and Arizona (both 29.0%) had the
highest rates of children in insecure
network reported “many more children
18% of shelters in the Feeding America
in the summer” being served by their
62% of client households with
children under the age of 18 reported
participating in the National School
Design [concept ]