GLOBAL HUNGER AND FOOD INSECURITY INITIATIVE
More than one billion people — one sixth of the world's population — suffer from chronic hunger. Without enough food, adults struggle to work and children struggle to learn. Global food supplies must increase by an estimated 50 percent to meet expected demand in the next 20 years. Advancing sustainable agricultural-led growth increases the availability of food, keeps food affordable, and raises the incomes of the poor. MORE >>>
- Malnutrition can severely affect a child's intellectual development. Malnourished children often have stunted growth and score significantly lower on math and language achievement tests than do well-nourished children.
- Lack of dietary diversity and essential minerals and vitamins also contributes to increased child and adult mortality. Vitamin A deficiency impairs the immune system, increasing the annual death toll from measles and other diseases by an estimated 1.3 million-2.5 million children.
- Six million children under the age of 5 die every year as a result of hunger.
SOUTH FLORIDA HUNGER COALITION
We work to eradicate hunger by acting as a resource and convener for hunger-related initiatives and programs
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South Florida Food Insecurity Statistics
Palm Beach County
Food Insecure-Overall199,460 Food Insecure-Children60,340 Annual Food Budget Shortfall$117,489,000
Food Insecure-Overall281,940 Food Insecure-Children81,710 Annual Food Budget Shortfall$162,796,00
Food Insecure-Overall293,070 Food Insecure-Children119,750 Annual Food Budget Shortfall$172,267,ooo
*2014 Feeding America “Map the Gap Project,” supported by The
Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Nielsen, and the ConAgra Foods Foundation.