Links & Resources: Hunger in the U.S.

In-depth reports, research, media – even an interactive game – about hunger in the United States.


Fact Sheet: Churches and Hunger. Bread for the World, 2013.

Clearinghouse Connection Archive. WhyHunger, 2014. 

Creating a Safety Net That Works When the Economy Doesn’t: The Role of the Food Stamp and TANF Programs, LaDonna Pavetti, Ph.D. and Dottie Rosenbaum, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, February 25, 2010.

Senior Hunger Report Card. Meals on Wheels Research Foundation, 2010.

Policy Basics: An Introduction to SNAP. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Updated June 4, 2014.

Hunger in America: Suffering We All Pay For. Shepard, Donald S., Elizabeth Setren, and Donna Cooper. The Center for American Progress. October 2011.

The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2013 Annual Report, Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-120), 21 pp, February 2014

Food Hardship in America 2012, Food Research and Action Center, February 2013.

Hunger in America 2014, National Report Prepared for Feeding America, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Summer 2014.

SNAP/Food Stamps Outreach and Access Toolkit. Food Research and Action Center. May 2010.

Hunger Doesn’t Take A Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report 2014, Food Research and Action Center, June 2014.

School Breakfast Scorecard: 2012-2014 School Year, Jessie Hewins and Mike Burke, Food Research and Action Center, January 2014.

School Breakfast: Making It Work in Large School Districts. Food Research and Action Center, January 2014.

Household Food Security in the United States 2013, Economic Research Service, USDA, September 2014.

Hunger and Homelessness Survey: A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities. The United States Conference of Mayors, December 2013.



The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement. Nick Saul & Andrea Curtis, Melville House, September 2013.

All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? Joel Berg, Seven Stories Press, November 4, 2008.

Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty, Mark Winne, Beacon Press; Reprint edition January 1, 2009

Free for All: Fixing School Food in AmericaJanet Poppendieck, UC Press, 2010.

Growing Up Empty: The Hunger Epidemic in America, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel, HarperCollins; 1st edition, November 1, 2002.

Hands to Work: Three Women Navigate the New World of Welfare Deadlines and Work Rules, LynNell Hancock, Perennial, December 1, 2002.

Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement, Janet Poppendieck, Penguin Books, August 1, 1999.



InfographicThe State of Food Insecurity, created by GOOD, an organization that connects individuals, businesses and nonprofits working for change.



Prezi Interactive Presentation: A History of Emergency Food in the U.S., by Jessica Powers, Director of WhyHunger’s National Hunger Clearinghouse.

Documentary film: A Place at the Table, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, 2012.

Interactive Game: A Place at the Table online game – do you have what it takes to defeat the hunger monster? Step into the shoes of 49 million Americans – play and learn.