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The Facts About Food Insecurity

▶1 and 8 people in America are food insecure.

▶5.3 million children live in food-insecure households with adults.

▶2.4 million food-insecure households were with children under the age of 18.

▶13 million children lack regular access to food.

▶Children faced with food insecurity struggle in school, with social interactions or situations, poor health (examples: chronic diseases, delayed development), and behavioral health issues.

▶28.7% of food-insecure households are by single women.

▶15.4% of food-insecure households are by single men.

▶Food insecurity in adults can lead to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.

▶Seniors 60 and above are affected by food insecurity by having to choose between medical care and food.

▶2.2 million Americans living in rural communities are food insecure.

▶27.6% of households are at the Federal poverty threshold of $25,926 for a family of four.

▶1.6 million working Americans are paid at or below federal minimum wage.

▶9.5 million Americans are unemployed.

▶6.2% or 198,384 Marylanders are unemployed.