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Root Causes of Hunger in America

There are many contributing factors to hunger, among them:

  • Poverty
  • Low Wages and Unemployment
  • Rising Cost of Living Expenses

In 2009, Feeding America conducted a study of hunger in America. Here is a synopsis of the results:

Feeding America helped feed more than 37 million Americans, including 17 million children and nearly 3 million seniors. An additional approximate 5.7 million different people receive emergency food assistance from the Feeding America system in any given week.

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