The Hunger Crisis
No one thrives on an empty stomach…
Just how bad is the hunger crisis you ask?
- More than 38 million people face hunger in the United States including more than 12 million children.
- Hunger doesn’t discriminate, in fact it touches every community around the world including your own.
- Since the pandemic more than 50 million people turned towards their community food pantry’s to help put food on the table.
- Hunger threatens our future as families are forced to make tough decisions between buying food or paying rent, mortgages, utilities and/or medical bills.
- There is a deep connection between hunger and health as individuals that are food insecure struggle with chronic diseases. Additionally, children who are food insecure have serious implications on their physical and mental health as well as suffer from chronic diseases and behavioral problems. Long term malnutrition causes devastating and irreversible damage.
- Every day 25,000 people, including more than 10,000 children, die from hunger and related causes and that number continues to rise.
- 854 million people worldwide are estimated to be undernourished and with the high costs of healthy and nutritious food that may push another 100 million into poverty and hunger