"The economy may be improving since the Great Recession, but the recovery is still leaving many of Americans who were hit the hardest behind. Millions of people are still struggling to get by because of underemployment, stagnant wages, and rising costs of living. In fact, more than 46 million people still turn to the Feeding America network each year for extra support." - Feeding America
HUNGER IN AMERICA.
In America, over 46 million people live under the shadow of food insecurity. Hunger is a widespread issue all too often masked by pride, but its effects pervade all areas of life. Prolonged micronutrient deficiency leads to a weakened immune system, stunted growth, reduced cognitive ability, chronic disease, and even death.
WHO IS HUNGRY?
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
THE NEW FACE OF HUNGER.
Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. National Geographic sent three photographers to explore hunger in three very different parts of the United States, each giving different faces to the same statistic: One-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat.