Feeding America’s recently-released Map the Meal Gap analysis reinforces a startling reality: No county in the United States is free of food insecurity.
Over 50 million Americans are food insecure, including over 16 million children. Feeding America estimates that 22.4% of children in the United States live in households facing food insecurity.
When school lets out for the summer, children from low-income families typically lose their access to daily breakfast and lunch. This leaves many poor children in danger, as at least one-third of the nutrients that a child needs typically come from these school-provided meals. Read more