Hunger a nationwide problem
Hunger and food insecurity are nationwide issues: 1 in 10 Americans struggle with food insecurity, defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” While this was the documented number in 2020, it’s projected that food insecurity has risen over the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Feeding America projects 12.9% of Americans may have experienced food insecurity in 2021.
Although these numbers represent the U.S. as a whole, food insecurity varies from state to state, as geographic factors influence the food security of local populations.
Check out this infographic to learn more about hunger and food insecurity in America, and keep an eye out for state-specific information to come.