Poverty and hunger in America often go hand in hand, but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. People living above the poverty line are often at risk of hunger as well. Research demonstrates that unemployment, rather than poverty, is a better predictor of food insecurity among people living in the United States.
The most recent government statistics on poverty collected show that in 2014,
According to the Feeding America Hunger in America 2014 study,
If you are interested in viewing more general facts and statistics on hunger and poverty, view the Feeding America Hunger and Poverty Fact Sheet.
For more child hunger facts and statistics, view the Child Hunger Fact Sheet.