Hunger

14.5 percent of U.S. households struggle to put enough food on the table.

14.5 percent of U.S. households struggle to put enough food on the table. More than 48 million Americans—including 15.9 million children—live in these households. Source: Household Food Security in the United States, 2010. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September 2011. (Table 1A, Table 1B) More than one in five children is at risk of hunger. Among African-Americans and Latinos, nearly one in three children is at risk of hunger. Source: Household Food Security in the United States, 2010. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September 2011. (Table 1B, Table 3)