Hunger Rises in U.S. Households

According to an annual report on food security, 691,000 children went hungry at some point in 2007.

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  • 691,000: In 2007, number of children who lived in U.S. households where food intake was reduced and normal eating patterns were disrupted
  • 430,000: In 2006, number of children who lived in households where food intake was reduced and eating patterns were disrupted
  • 36.2 million: In 2007, number of people who lived in households with limited or uncertain access to adequate food
  • 11.1 percent: U.S. households that had limited or uncertain access to adequate food at some time during 2007
  • 10.9 percent: U.S. households that had limited or uncertain access to adequate food at some time during 2006

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture