2023 Elevating Voices: Insights Report
We must make more progress in the movement to end hunger. Together, we can. People facing hunger are the real experts. Here's what they told us.
This year’s report includes a survey of neighbors facing hunger, defined as people who received charitable food assistance and/or experienced food insecurity within the past few years, to inform a vision for a hunger-free nation.
State of Hunger Today
Hunger remains an urgent crisis for millions. People facing hunger shared that since the pandemic peak, the cost of living, housing and healthcare are top reasons why it’s increasingly difficult to afford and access the food they need to thrive.
In Their Own Words: Hear Directly from People Facing Hunger
The movement to end hunger in the U.S. can succeed when people facing hunger are at its heart.
Hear directly from people facing hunger to understand why people closest to the problem must be at the table when designing solutions.
"It shouldn't be that hard to feed the people of America."
- Tiffany, Washington
"It makes you feel less than a mom when you can't feed your children.....And another thing about food insecurity is that people may not always look like you'd think they would look if they're food insecure."
- Keisha, Oklahoma
"We are determined not to give up, to be part of the movement, to be part of the search for resources, to be involved in order to also progress in the future."
- Jovita, Minnesota
Hear Jennifer's Story
“As much as you work, the system is set up for you to continue in a cycle of food insecurity.” Jennifer shares how her experience with food insecurity led her to become an advocate for change.
From Listening to Action
When we listen to people with lived experience of food insecurity we can create long term solutions to end hunger together.
Tell Congress to Pass a Strong 2023 Farm Bill
Investing in anti-hunger programs and policies in the farm bill and other legislation will help ensure none of our neighbors faces hunger.
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