Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Cost of Hunger

Did you know?
Hunger and food insecurity cost Americans over $160 billion in 2014, according to a new report from the Bread for the World Institute. According to the researchers, most of that price tag was attributable to health conditions related to living in a food-insecure household, such as depression, anemia, or diabetes. Treatment of depression and anxiety cost over $50 billion, while additional neonatal and adult hospital stays cost about $17 billion.

Source: Bread for the World Institute, 1/16, Hunger Costs

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