763 million people without food in the world today. Many people do not knowing where there next meal is coming from.
Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Poverty in the United States is only one of many factors associated with food insecurity. In fact, higher unemployment, lower household assets, and certain demographic characteristics also lead to a lack of access to adequate, nutritious food.
Poverty in the United States
- 46.7 million people (14.8 percent) were in poverty.
- 15.5 million (21.1 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
- 4.6 million (10 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
- The overall poverty rate according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure is 15.3 percent, as compared with the official poverty rate of 14.8 percent.
- Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, there are 48.4 million people living in poverty, nearly 2 million more than are represented by the official poverty measure (46.7 million).
The head of the UN children’s agency said more than 300,000 children in the Horn of Africa are malnourished “and in imminent risk of dying” because of drought and famine. The United Nations says tens of thousands of people already have died in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti and has warned that the famine hasn’t peaked. More than 12 million people in the region need food aid, according to the UN. “The crisis in the Horn of Africa is a human disaster becoming a human catastrophe,” said Unicef executive director.
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|40,000||$10,000||Rice & Beans||Louisiana Flood Victims|
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