Facts about hunger among Asian Americans
- Harmful racial stereotypes cause many to overlook hunger among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- An estimated 6% of Asian Americans are food insecure. That's 1 in 17 people who identify as Asian American.
- An estimated 17% of Pacific Islanders are food insecure. That's 1 in 6 people who identify as Pacific Islanders.
- Recent immigrants from some Asian or Pacific Island nations face hunger at higher rates. For example, immigrants from Bhutan, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Myanmar are much more likely to experience hunger.
Food insecurity among Asian American individuals by Asian group (2017-2021)
|Asian Group||Food Insecurity Rate|