• Millions of Americans are struggling with hunger

    Food Insecurity
    This problem is not unique to any one region, state, city or town. Less than 9% are homeless
    1 in 7 Americans don’t have access to enough food as hunger has NO boundaries. Many people believe the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Hunger affects all social economic status.
    Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
    • Less than 9% are homeless
    • 41% of households served by food organizations have at least 1 working adult in the household
    • 25% of adults interviewed during a Hunger study have attended college or a technical school
    • More than 6.4 million children are living in food-insecure households
    • The prevalence of food insecurity varied considerably among household types. Rates of food insecurity were higher than the national average (12.7 percent) for the following groups
      •  All households with children (16.6 percent),
      •  Households with children under age 6 (16.9 percent),
      •  Households with children headed by a single woman (30.3 percent),
      •  Households with children headed by a single man (22.4 percent)
    • The lack of adequate nutrition affects cognitive and behavioral development as well as physical growth, resulting in irritability, fatigue and difficulty concentrating
    • Limited resources prevent 42 Million Americans from getting enough food
    • 69% have to weigh between paying their electric bill or purchasing food
    • 29% are Children (Duval County)
    • 19% are elderly on a fixed budget
    • Less than 9% are homeless