• Email
  • Print

The Different Faces of Hunger

manyFaces

Consider the hundreds of faces you have seen throughout your lifetime and the hundreds more you will most likely see in the future. Were you able to recognize the faces of the individuals and families who were struggling, or have struggled with hunger? Your answer to this question is probably “no”, because as the 2014 Hunger Study will prove, hunger recognizes no bounds. Hunger can affect anyone including: working adults, seniors, the unemployed, the insured and uninsured, those with and without homes, etc.

Did You Know?

  • 12 percent of client households have no income, 38 percent have annual incomes of $1 to $10,000, and 33 percent have annual incomes of $10,001 to $20,000
  • 25 percent of client households have no members with health insurance of any kind
  • 68 percent of client households fall at or below 100 percent of the poverty level
  • 32 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying for
    school loans, tuition, or other educational expenses at least once in the past 12 months
  • 76 percent of all clients have attained a high school degree or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or more
  • 63 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying for
    medicine or medical care at least once in the past 12 months
  • 56 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying their rent or mortgage at least once in the past 12 months
  • 68 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying for transportation or gas for a car at least once in the past 12 months
  • 71 percent of households report choosing between paying for food and paying for
    utilities at least once in the past 12 months

This study tells the story of t
he thousands of men, women, and children, from all walks of life who struggle or have struggled to feed themselves and their families.
1 in 6 people throughout our 8 country service range is hungry, but that means 5 in 6 can help. As the need for food continues to grow, so must our efforts.

DonateToledo

* Facts were gathered during the 2014 Hunger Study, a quadrennial study done by Feeding America to assess the hunger need of those living across the country and within our Food Bank’s service area.


    Every $1 donation,
    Toledo Northwestern
    Ohio Food Bank
    can provide
    5 meals.