Hunger in America
Good Shepherd Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Nationwide, the Feeding America network of food banks provides more than 3 billion meals to virtually every community in the United States through food pantries and meal programs.
Feeding America serves an estimated 46.5 million low-income Americans each year through its network of more than 200 food banks and their 60,000 charitable feeding agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
In September 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service released its annual study measuring food security in the United States, Household Food Security in the United States, 2014. According to this research, 48 million Americans lived in food insecure households in 2014.