Get the facts about hunger in Illinois
Though many of us may not realize the grave disparities that exist in our own communities, people face hunger in every county and congressional district in Illinois. They could be our neighbors, kids in our children's classes – the possibilities go on.
What Hunger Looks Like in
In , people are facing hunger - and of them are children.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in
Charitable programs are unable to fully support those facing hunger. The combination of charity and government assistance programs are necessary to help bridge the meal gap.
SNAP, formerly food stamps, provides temporary help for people going through hard times – providing supplemental money to buy food until they can get back on their feet.
SNAP generated 4,498,260,996 in economic activity*.
*Economists estimate that every dollar a household redeems through SNAP generates about $1.70 in economic activity.
Make a Difference in
The Feeding America network is able to reach 40 million people, largely thanks to the commitment of volunteers. Our communities are stronger when we join together – help give your neighbors a hand up by volunteering at your local food bank.
Become an Advocate
To make progress toward ending hunger in , we need to make sure our lawmakers in Washington are fighting for those struggling back home. You can help make sure they see how great the need is in – call on lawmakers to make ending hunger a priority.