Spent the day workin on a meal planning/shopping/cooking tutorial for some of my students who struggle with making their food dollars stretch.
46.7 million people (14.8 percent) were in poverty.
15.5 million (21.1 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.
4.6 million (10 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty.
The overall poverty rate according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure is 15.3 percent, as compared with the official poverty rate of 14.8 percent.[ii]
Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, there are 48.4 million people living in poverty, nearly 2 million more than are represented by the official poverty measure (46.7 million).
48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children.
And this doesn’t even begin to touch the problems of global hunger.