"Poverty is the worst form of violence..."
100 billion pounds of food is wasted in America each year. That’s 333 pounds of extra food per person including babies and seniors. Remember that that stat only includes America not other countries, so think about how much food other countries are wasting also.
With the 100 billion pounds of food wasted in America 700 million people could be fed which 100 million left. 35.9 million people in America are in poverty and 33 million of those people are in poverty because of hunger.
12.5% of Asians and Pacific’s (Northern New Zealanders)
Hispanics make up of a quarter of all the people in poverty
Africans make up another quarter of people in poverty
8.2% of Non-Hispanic whites
The percents are too small to be categorized
- Poverty because of food problems
92% of people in poverty are in poverty because they either do not have an adequate source of food or do not have enough food at all. The average American family tosses out $590 in just meats, fruits, vegetables, and grains over one year.