Re-posted from: 9/22/16
"1 in 8 Americans face hunger." - U.S. Hunger Relief Charity
"1 in 6 people in America face hunger."
"In 2011, households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity than households without children: 20.6% vs. 12.2%" - DoSomething.org
"In 2014, there were 46.7 million people in poverty" in the U.S. - worldhunger.org/ Hunger Notes
"The 2014 poverty rate for Blacks was 26.2 percent, for Hispanics 23.6 percent, for Asians 12 percent, for non-Hispanic whites 10.1 percent."
"(The poverty rate was at 22.4 percent in 1959, the first year for poverty estimates.)"
- Devavas-Walt 2015/ worldhunger.org/ Hunger Notes
9/24: The U.S. poverty rate was 13.5% in 2015. - U.S. Census Bureau/ census.gov
"Poverty can be both the inspiration
but the tipping point is at the heart of a nation." Poverty by K. O'Kendley
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