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Hunger is a critical issue in San Diego County and throughout the United States. Feeding San Diego works to solve hunger on the local level by understanding the complex need through in-depth research and analysis.

Currently, more than 400,000 individuals in San Diego County are classified as food insecure, including more than 160,000 children. These are often hard working adults, children and seniors who cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, days or extended periods of time.

Map the Meal Gap

Feeding America publishes a comprehensive Map the Meal Gap study, which estimates the rate of food insecurity for both the general population and children under the age of 18. more

Hunger in America

In collaboration with our national office, Feeding San Diego conducts a comprehensive hunger study, titled Hunger in America, every four years. more

Additional Research

Access information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, United States Census Bureau, Economic Research Service, and Food and Nutrition Service. more