Childhood Hunger in the United States

  • More than 16 million children in the United States live in food insecure homes. —No Kid Hungry
  • Nearly half of all people who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps)
    are kids. —No Kid Hungry
  • Of the 31 million students who received five billion school meals during the 2013-14 school year, 62-percent were free of charge, 8-percent were reduced price, and the other 30-percent were paid. —New American Foundation
  • 3 out of 5 teachers say they have children in their classrooms who regularly come to school
    hungry. —No Kid Hungry
  • Three prevalent consequences of hunger in schools: Inability to concentrate, poor academic performance, & headaches and stomach aches. —No Kid Hungry