How much does hunger really cost us?Hunger in America leads to $90 billion a year in societal costs, such impaired educational outcomes that scientific research has linked to children not getting enough to eat and mental and physical illnesses resulting from inadequate nutrition, a study says.
For Florida, the cost is $4.5 billion.
Boosting anti-hunger spending by an additional $10 billion to $12 billion a year is cost-effective and could even "virtually end hunger" in America, the report concludes.
On average, each person living in the U.S. pays $300 annually for the hunger bill. On a household basis this cost is $800 a year.
Read the report, The Economic Cost of Domestic Hunger, here.
Thanks to Lucky White Girl for the link.