Prior to the 1970s, the few people who were homeless in the United States were generally men.
Now, over the course of a year in the United States, there are 3.5 million men, women and children who are homeless. – National Coalition for the Homeless, www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/How_Many.html
1 in 50 children in the United States is homeless. – The National Center on Family Homelessness, www.homelesschildrenamerica.org/findings.php
In 2013 in the United States, over 49 million people, including nearly 16 million children, were hungry or at risk of hunger.
Nearly 1 in 5 children go to bed hungry every night. (NationalHomeless.org)
Food insecurity is defined as food insecurity without hunger (low food security): Reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake
Food insecurity with hunger (very low food security): Reports of multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake – USDA Economic Research Service, www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/FoodSecurity/labels.htm
In 2013 in the United States there were 45.3 million people living in poverty of which 15 million were children. (FeedingAmerica.org)