It's time to get smart and get busy in the fight against hunger.

What are we waiting for?

The research is clear: hunger in the U.S. is a
serious problem with an attainable solution.

MAP THE MEAL GAP

Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap 2020: A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2018

MAP THE MEAL GAP

Overall and Child Food Insecurity by County in 2017

FOOD SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES

The United States Department of Agriculture's latest report on Food Security in the United States, with key indicators of food insecurity as well as trends and patterns.

HUNGER AND FOOD SECURITY IN AMERICA

Hunger and Food Security in America, authored by the research firm RTI, provides a comprehensive review of the persistent problem of hunger and food insecurity.The report considers the common causes, the negative consequences and key programs that can alleviate hunger and food insecurity. 

ENDING CHILDHOOD HUNGER: A SOCIAL

IMPACT ANALYSIS

An analysis by Deloitte found that schools that serve Breakfast After the Bell have higher breakfast participation, lower chronic absenteeism and improved test scores. Better performance and attendance at school can lead to greater job-readiness and self-sufficiency after high school.

THE HEALTH CARE COSTS

OF FOOD INSECURITY

Research has shown negative health outcomes for people who have struggled with food insecurity. Use Feeding America's interactive data tool to visualize healthcare costs of food insecurity by U.S. state.

NEVADA BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL CASE STUDY OF LEGISLATION

Nevada’s Breakfast after the Bell (BAB) legislation led to a dramatic increase in school breakfast participation—thereby effectively reducing hunger—and more than doubled the state return on investment in program implementation.

ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION
KIDS COUNT 2021 STUDY
(2019 DATA)

Economic well-being, education, health, and family and community data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation 

ADDRESSING TEEN HUNGER
(MAY 2021)

Feeding America's Addressing Teen Hunger is a collection of research and programmatic insights about food insecurity among teens and ways that food banks and other organizations are working to serve teens. 

BRINGING TEENS TO THE TABLE: A FOCUS ON FOOD INSECURITY IN AMERICA

Feeding America's Bringing Teens to the Table: A Focus on Food Insecurity in America explores how teens view the food environment, their experiences with food insecurity in their households and communities, and the barriers to participating in food assistance programs.

COUNTY HEALTH
RANKINGS + ROADMAPS
(2021)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's data regarding health outcomes by county in Wyoming illuminate the different factors leading to lower quality of life in the state.

USDA ECONOMIC

RESEARCH SERVICE

FOOD ENVIRONMENT ATLAS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's interactive data map of a variety of measures from proximity of grocery stores,  prevalence of fast food restaurants, food assistance rates, and more.