Childhood Hunger

Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice.

Jacques Diouf, Food & Agriculture Organization Director

Facts about a child who doesn't have enough to eat:

According to the US census, the number of children living in poverty has gone up by about 2 million in just the past two years.

Now about 1 in 4 children face hunger insecurity throughout the year.

Hunger in the suburbs does exist and is growing. Feeding America estimates that 48% of all clients served reside in rural/suburban areas.

Hand2Hand operates in many suburbs where hunger is real for many children.

The need for a weekend food program:

The cost of hunger: