Florida currently has more than 1.2 Million residents, including 15,000 children, who are food-insecure.
Florida currently has more than 3.4 Million residents, including 1.1 Million children, who are food-insecure.
5 percent of the Broward County population is food insecure.
15.5 percent of the Broward County population is food insecure, with 281,940 people not knowing from where they will get their next meal.
Most Americans who suffer from hunger are homeless and out-of-work.
Only about 10% of families suffering hunger are homeless, and 36 % have at least one working adult in the household
American households classified as having very low food security typically experience hunger for a few days every year.
Typically, households classified as having very low food security experienced the condition in 7 months of the year.
20.6 percent of children in Broward County are food insecure.
With 20.6 percent of children in Broward County considered food insecure, there are approximately 81,710 children who go to bed hungry.
There are over 200 food deserts in South Florida.
There are over 326 food deserts throughout South Florida -- Food deserts are Census tracts where one-fifth of the residents are in poverty or the median income level is at or below 80 percent of the larger metro area, and where at least 100 households are a half-mile or more from a full-service supermarket and without a vehicle.
Lack of nutrition affects the physical growth of children - and also cognitive and behavioral development.
Children from food-insecure, low income households are more likely to suffer from irritability, fatigue, and difficulty in concentrating.
Almost 10% of American citizens go hungry at some time each year because of lack of food.
As many as 1 in 6 Americans (more than 16%) are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children, and seniors who are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
In rural America, more than 2 million households are sometimes without food.
More than 2 million rural households suffer food insecurity -- with not enough dependable access to food to sustain a healthy life.
Almost 5 million children in the U.S. live in homes where they sometimes don't know where to find their next meal.
17 million children live in food-insecure households.
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