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About Hunger

Hunger hits every zip code in America, and impacts 1 in 8 people nationwide. In our area, it’s a crisis affecting 1 in 5 of our neighbors.

Without access to nutritious food – or enough of it – people can’t thrive. It affects everything – from health to education to financial success. It is hard to concentrate on school work, find a job, or manage a heart problem if you struggle with food insecurity.

Hunger is one of the harshest and most detrimental symptoms of poverty. Most simply, it is a result of not having enough money to cover all of your basic needs.

Government programs, particularly the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) serve as the first line of defense against hunger in America. However SNAP only provides $1.40 per person per meal, and some food insecure individuals do not qualify for the program, so food banks exist to fill the gap.

We need everyone to collaborate, including corporations, foundations, individuals and the government so we can drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever.