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Top 10 Hungriest States in the U.S.

September 18, 2018


According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 11.8 percent of American households or 40 million people experienced hunger in 2017. These states have the highest percentages of American households who experienced hunger: New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina and Maine.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 11.8 percent of American households or 40 million people experienced hunger in 2017. These states have the highest percentages of American households who experienced hunger: New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina and Maine.

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.

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