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In our own everyday lives, hunger is often hard to see, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Sadly, both in the United States and around the world, child hunger is pervasive.
With the increased hardship children and families have faced since the outbreak of COVID-19, in 2021 it was estimated that as many as 1 in 6 children in the U.S. was food insecure — meaning that they didn’t always know how they would get their next meal. It is even more necessary for us to work together in ending child hunger.
As of 2018, 10.7% of families in the U.S. relied on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to make ends meet. Nearly half of those households (46.8%) already live below the poverty line. And food stamps don’t go very far. According to data from the Food and Nutrition Service, average monthly household SNAP benefit in fiscal year 2018 was $251. That works out to just over $8 per day.
SNAP benefits can be used to buy groceries, seeds, and plants to grow food, but they cannot be used for vitamins, medicine, prepared or heated food, diapers, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, or toilet paper. We need your help in ending child hunger.
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