Hunger Facts from the USA
-46.7 million people (15% of the population) lived in crippling poverty as of 2014.
22% of all US children under 18 live in poverty. That's roughly 15.5 million kids.
- 1 in every 5 children are faced with food insecurity at home. That means that roughly 63.8 million children have no idea when their next meal is going to be.
HALF UNITED in the USA
At HALF UNITED, we are proud that in addition to helping our global community, we pay special attention to fighting hunger here at home! We are committed to understanding the root-causes of hunger in America and then working with organizations, big and small, to fight those causes head-on. From implementing farm to school programs, to packing meals for the hungry, even planting and maintaining community gardens, we at HALF UNITED are consistently identifying the specific needs of children in the communities in which they live, and then working with their communitites to solve issues and improve lives.