Facts About Hunger
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In Sub-Saharan Africa, 200 million people go hungry every day.
250 million people have died of hunger-related causes in the last 25 years--roughly 10 million each year.
Land degradation from deforestation, waste disposal and overuse of fertilizers has rendered one third of the earth's soil unfit for growing food.
New York Times
1 in 5 people worldwide go to bed hungry each night.
30 million Americans -- 13 million of them children -- live in households that cannot afford an adequate and balanced diet.
Millennium Declaration to End Hunger in America
Each day, 19,000 people die of hunger and hunger-related diseases. That is 13 people every minute of every hour of every day.
The worst earthquake in modern history killed 242,000 people in China in 1976. Hunger kills that many people every 12 days.
The amount of grain produced in the world today could provide each person on the planet with the equivalent of two loaves of bread per day.
The average American family throws away 14 percent of its food.
1 in 9 American families are food-insecure.