The hunger and food insecurity crisis
In every state, county, and city, a food insecurity crisis quietly endures. Today, 54 million Americans do not have access to nutritious food, a most basic necessity for survival. The food insecurity rate in the U.S. is an astonishing 11.5% and continues to grow with COVID, creating a devasting ripple effect.
Due to COVID, many people are experiencing food insecurity for the first time. As unemployment rates hit historic highs, families and individuals are forced to make tough choices and sacrifices every day. After paying rent, mortgage, healthcare and critical expenses, many Americans must choose between going hungry or eating inexpensive, unhealthy food void of nourishment.