In the United States:
- 50.2 million Americans live in food-insecure households.
- 17.2 million children in our country don’t get enough healthy food to eat.
- Households with children experience almost double the food insecurity rate of childless households.
- 5.6 million households relied on a food pantry one or more times in 2009.
- 1 in 8 Americans currently participate in SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp program)
- 925 million people do not have enough to eat – that’s nearly three times the population of the U.S.
- 98 percent of the world’s hungry live in developing countries.
- Malnutrition leads to nearly one third of all childhood deaths before age 5.
- More than 60 percent of the world’s hungry are women.
- Hunger kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
- One in seven people will go to bed hungry tonight.
- One in four children in developing countries is underweight.
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