Hunger in America

  • Number of food insecure people BEFORE the pandemic: 37 million, including nearly 11 million children
  • Number of food insecure people AFTER the pandemic: 54 million, including nearly 15 million children
  • Number of years after the great recession of 2008 for food insecurity to return to pre-recession levels: about 10 years
  • Increase in people seeking help from food banks due to the pandemic: 55%
  • Percent of first-time visitors to emergency food suppliers during the pandemic: 40%

For More Information:
Feeding America:
Why Hunger:
The Greater Boston Food Bank: