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homeless people of North America facts

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:03 am

North America is often regarded as the land of plenty, and yet Hunger is still an issue that affects millions of Americans every year.



  • 1 in 6 Americans live on incomes that put them at risk for hunger.

  • Over 14 million American children rely on food banks for assistance.

  • Food insecurity exists in every single county in the United States.

  • A report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors found that only 11% of those requesting emergency food assistance were homeless.

  • In 2011, more than 31 million children lived on incomes that qualified them for free or subsidized lunches.

  • While awareness of hunger peaks during the holiday season, the summer months are the most difficult for food banks as children who receive free lunch at school are home. That’s why we urge everyone to hold a summer food drive to make the most impact in your community.

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