Hunger and Food Insecurity 

"We are in front of a global scandal or around one billion - one billion people who still suffer from hunger today. We cannot look the other way and pretend this does not exist. The food available in the world is enough to feed everyone." 
- Pope Francis 

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Pope Messages 

Jesuit Network

United States

‘In every part of the nation, a large number of households is experiencing food hardship — the inability to afford enough food for themselves and their families — according to “How Hungry is America?” After several years of decline, the national food hardship rate for all households increased from 15.1 percent in 2016 to 15.7 percent in 2017.’ (FRAC)

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Food 2021
The impact of COVID on food insecurity 2020
Food Hardship - Interactive Maps and Tables 2018
Hunger in America - video 2016
Food Insecurity by County - Feeding America 2016
The New Face of Hunger

Higher Education

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