The Hunger Report

  • Over 42 million Americans (1 in 5 children) face hunger in the United States. 
  • Food insecurity is growing among seniors and older citizens. In 2015, over 5.7 million Americans over the age of 60 struggled with food insecurity.  
  • Report: 1 in 7 Americans now rely on food pantries and meal service programs to provide food for themselves or their families.
  • Report: 1 in 4 people in New Jersey struggle to meet their basic needs, which often forces these individuals to choose between food and other essential costs (rent, medication, etc.).