Friday, April 1, 2011

April Food Day 2011

Meg, over at Pigtown Design  began April Food Day with a friend a couple of years back.  Today I decided to help her expand the post by sharing with you here as well.  Unfortunately, people in this country,  many of them children, still are without adequate food.  The bullet points below outline some devastating statistics.  Although things are tough for all of us right now, if you are in a position to donate, or looking for a cause to support in the future, please consider Feeding America.

  • In 2009, 50.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33 million adults and 17.2 million children
  • In 2009, households with children reported food insecurity at almost double the rate for those without children, 21.3 percent compared to 11.4 percent.
  • In 2009, households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (21.3 percent), especially households with children headed by single women (36.6 percent) or single men (27.8 percent), Black non-Hispanic households (24.9 percent) and Hispanic households (26.9 percent).
  • In 2009, 7.8 percent of seniors living alone (884,000 households) were food insecure.


  • Feeding America provides emergency food assistance to approximately 5.7 million different people per week.
  • Among members of Feeding America, 74 percent of pantries, 65 percent of kitchens, and 54 percent of shelters reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites. 

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