In a land of plenty, millions of Americans struggle to get enough food to feed their families. There are food pantries handing out food in nearly every community in the United States, so why are so many people still hungry? We can continue to provide food in traditional ways to more people every year, or we can re-think the way we operate food pantries.
In America today, 49 million people are food insecure and worry about getting enough food for their families. One out of seven Americans go to food pantries regularly for charitable food. Research shows that people who are food insecure are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.