The impact of childhood hunger is far-reaching and more than 40% of those served at local food pantries are children.
Child Food Insecurity in the United States
1 in 4 children under 5 live on the brink of hunger in Ohio according to a new report by Feeding America.
Child Food Insecurity in the United States: 2005 -- 2007 states that 3.5 million children, ages five and under, are food insecure.
The analysis includes the first ever state-by-state analysis of early childhood hunger, using data collected by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Child Food Insecurity: The Economic Impact on our Nation
More than 12 million children under the age of eighteen in the United States are food insecure—unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. More than three million children under the age of five are food insecure.
What does this mean for the United States? The costs of child food insecurity are great. Food insecurity not only affects a child and his or her family, but is a problem that impacts society economically through a variety of channels.