Childhood hunger is not simply a moral issue. Scientific evidence suggests that hungry children are less likely to become productive citizens.
A child who is unequipped to learn because of hunger and poverty is more likely to be poor as an adult. Thus, the existence of childhood hunger in the United States threatens future American prosperity. (Feeding America)
Homeless Children: The Hard Times Generation, a report on U.S. children and teens descending into poverty as a result of the recession by CBS News, March 2011.
Cost to Children
The Cost of Child Hunger for Communities
Child Hunger Statistics