The Facts

No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people.

In the United States

Many Americans are living on the edge, forced to choose between basic necessities like purchasing food, paying rent, or going to the doctor.

37.2 million

Americans live below the poverty level


Americans are homeless on a typical night

44 million

Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger

1 in 6

children in the U.S. live in poverty


While there has been slow but steady progress over the past thirty years, there are still a tremendous number of people around the world who live in extreme poverty.

795 million

people do not have enough to eat

767 million

people live on $1.90 a day or less


children die each minute of a hunger-related disease

65.3 million

refugees have been driven out of their homes

What You Can Do

As a society, we have the resources and knowledge to end hunger and homelessnesss — we just need the collective will to make these ideas a reality.

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