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Graphic of the 10 hungriest states in the U.S.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 10.5 percent of American households experienced hunger in 2020. These states have the highest percentages of American households who experienced hunger: West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

As a Quaker organization, FCNL believes each person has the right to live a life of dignity with access to basic necessities in a safe and sustainable environment.

For the states with the highest rates of poverty, click here.