End Hunger USA 2030

We can end hunger
​in the US by 2030.

Join the movement.

We thank you for your support and participation in helping change the public conversation about hunger in America and making the end of hunger a national priority.

By answering “YES” to The End Hunger Question – Do you believe that no one in America should go hungry? – Americans can join the national movement to end hunger in the US by 2030. We believe that the goal of ending food insecurity and providing healthy nutrition for all American families and individuals is within reach, but only if there is sufficient public will to make it a national priority.

President Abraham Lincoln said, “With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.”

This is NOT a fundraising appeal — we’re building a citizens’ movement and want you to join. Adding your name to the EndHungerUSA2030 movement is free and easy, and you can help make this movement hard to ignore.

And we’re serious — at least 10,000 EndHungerUSA2030 members in every Congressional district will get lawmakers’ attention so they will do more to protect America’s most vulnerable families. Our initial target is 5 million Americans signing up for the movement and sharing their commitment with others. We can do this!

Make your voice heard by answering the End Hunger Question:

We can end hunger
​in the US by 2030.

Join the movement.

By answering “YES” to The End Hunger Question – Do you believe that no one in America should go hungry? – Americans can join the national movement to end hunger in the US by 2030. We believe that the goal of ending food insecurity and providing healthy nutrition for all American families and individuals is within reach, but only if there is sufficient public will to make it a national priority.

This is NOT a fundraising appeal — we’re building a citizens’ movement and want you to join. Adding your name to the EndHungerUSA2030 movement is free and easy, and you can help make this movement hard to ignore.

And we’re serious — at least 10,000 EndHungerUSA2030 members in every Congressional district will get lawmakers’ attention so they will do more to protect America’s most vulnerable families. Our initial target is 5 million Americans signing up for the movement and sharing their commitment with others. We can do this!

Make your voice heard by answering the End Hunger Question:

EndHungerUSA2030 is a national call to action to eliminate U.S. hunger by engaging citizens in a national conversation, promoting a positive change, inviting participation and action, and generating the non-partisan public will to end hunger.

Americans can join the EndHungerUSA2030 movement by answering the simple question:

Do you believe that no one in America should go hungry?

This is especially urgent now. While there was increased support during the COVID-19 pandemic for many families who had lost their jobs because of the lockdown, that support is now ending, and we are seeing food insecurity increase in the last year. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), at least one million more families experienced significant hunger in 2022 compared to the previous year. The food insecurity rate for households with children was 17.3% in 2022, up from 12.5% in 2021 and a high since 2015. And some government officials are trying to reduce food assistance even more. It’s critical that we don’t slide backward and make food security even more difficult for struggling families.

That’s why the EndHungerUSA2030 movement is so important. What is missing is the public will — millions of Americans engaging in the conversation and taking a public stand to end hunger in the world’s richest country. We are building a popular movement to bring attention to the issue of food insecurity in America, highlight the negative impact increasing food insecurity will have on our young people, and generate the media attention it deserves.

Elected officials typically pay close attention to those groups who can get or keep them elected because they actively voice their concerns and show up to vote. We believe that the number of Americans who care about our fellow citizens and want US hunger to finally end is larger than any other constituency in America. But Americans have never been asked to make the end of US hunger a national priority…until now.

As Americans choose to join the EndHungerUSA2030 movement, they can add their individual voice to support the national movement of people committed to ending hunger in America by 2030. Every “yes” moves us closer to the goal.

We are inviting Americans to step up and be counted. What is missing is the public will — millions of Americans engaging in the conversation and taking a public stand to end hunger in the world’s richest country. We are building a popular movement to bring attention to the issue of food insecurity in America, highlight the negative impact increasing food insecurity will have on our young people, and generate the media attention it deserves.

We intend to reach out to individual Americans, influencers, celebrities, leaders, employers, schools and universities, faith communities, membership organizations — everyone we can — and invite them to join this important movement, be counted and add their voices so that decision-makers can hear all of us. And we are creatively using powerful new tools such as social media and other evolving technologies to do it.

Elected officials typically pay close attention to those who can get or keep them elected — seniors, Veterans, gun owners, etc. — because they actively voice their concerns and show up to vote. We believe that the number of Americans who care about our fellow citizens and want US hunger to finally end is larger than any other constituency in America. But Americans have never been asked to make the end of US hunger a national priority…until now.

Food insecurity is an official term from the US government. It’s when people don’t have enough to eat and don’t know where their next meal will come from. It’s a big problem in the United States, where over 44 million people, including 13 million children, experience food insecurity annually. However, many more people, including millions who do not meet the definition of food insecure—turn to the charitable food sector for support.

Food insecurity is a systemic issue that can happen to anyone, not a personal failure. People who don’t have a lot of money can’t afford to buy food regularly and may live in places where there aren’t many stores that sell healthy food at a good price.

Even if you’re careful with your money and savings, paying for a place to live can be so expensive that it can be hard to have enough left over to buy food.

If someone has a long-term health issue, it can be harder for them to work and earn enough money. They may also have to spend a lot of money on medical bills.

Marginalized communities, including people of color, LGTBQ individuals, and those with disabilities, are at higher risk of food insecurity due to systemic discrimination and poverty.

Even people with a steady income and access to affordable housing can experience a temporary setback that leads to food insecurity, including job loss, medical emergency, natural disaster or family crisis.

Unfortunately, while there was increased support during the COVID-19 pandemic for many families who had lost their jobs because of the lockdown, that support is now ending, and we are seeing food insecurity increase in the last year. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), at least one million more families experienced significant hunger in 2022 compared to the previous year.

The food insecurity rate for households with children was 17.3% in 2022, up from 12.5% in 2021 and a high since 2015. And some government officials are trying to reduce food assistance even more. It’s critical that we don’t slide backward and make food security even more difficult for struggling families.

According to the National Strategy to End Hunger by 2030, the goal of ending hunger in the U.S. would be reached when we have reduced the number of U.S. households with insufficient food (very low food security) to less than 1% of households and cutting the number of households struggling to put enough nutritious food on the table (food insecurity) to no more than 5%. This is a very reachable goal.

There are many nonprofit organizations that are working hard to reach this goal, providing emergency food to families in need, helping Americans find good-paying jobs, expanding access to healthy food, and educating families about good nutrition. Many corporations are supporting programs to assist food-insecure families and individuals and are investing in new initiatives that will help bring US hunger to an end. There are also important government programs that support Americans at risk of hunger and have had a significant impact on lowering food insecurity in the United States.

But these essential programs are always at risk of being defunded when there is no public pressure on government officials to continue or increase funding for them. Unfortunately, while there was increased support during the COVID-19 pandemic for many families who had lost their jobs because of the lockdown, that support is now ending, and we are seeing food insecurity increase in the last year.

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