In Arizona, 48 percent of all
SNAP participants are
Hunger is a Children’s Issue
Today, nearly 75 million children live in the United States. Although hunger is
harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating to children due to
their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences. We
know kids can’t learn if they are hungry.
The Facts About Childhood Hunger
15 million children
live in hunger today
45% of all American children
live in a low-income household
1 in every 5
kids struggles with hunger.
In Arizona, the problem is even worse:
1 in 4 children in Arizona
Nutrition Assistance Programs Help Arizona Children Fight Hunger
3 in 5
receive a free or reduced price
lunch at school.