U.S. Hunger

Please explore the information below to learn more about the status of hunger in the United States. You might also be interested in learning about hunger in Missouri.

Household Food Insecurity in the United States

This report from the USDA presents statistics on households’ food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs.

Senior Hunger

Quick Facts about Senior Hunger (Food Research & Action Center).

Hunger in America 2014

Hunger in America is a series of quadrennial studies that provide comprehensive demographic profiles of people seeking food assistance through the charitable sector and an in-depth analysis of the partner agencies in the Feeding America network that provide this assistance. It is the largest study of its kind. The data collected through the Hunger in America studies help guide the development of programs and solutions that improve food security for individuals and their households and inform public policy and support for solving hunger in America.

Hunger in America 2014 is the sixth and most comprehensive study undertaken. The 2014 study reveals that each year, the Feeding America network of food banks provides service to 46.5 million people across the United States, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Through a network of 58,000 pantries, meal service programs, and other charitable food programs, the Feeding America network reaches people in need in every community across the U.S.

Food Insecurity and Obesity

This report highlights research on food insecurity and obesity and explores why food insecurity and obesity can co-exist.

Map the Meal Gap

Feeding America compiled this study, which takes an unprecedented look at hunger. Here you will find data for every state and county in America.

Food Deserts in America
This map provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides an overview of low-income neighborhoods with high concentrations of people who are far from a grocery store.
Cost of Hunger Study

This report sponsored by the Center for American Progress outlines the economic impact of hunger in America.

See also Hunger in America: Suffering We All Pay For