Of the 7.3 billion people on the planet, an estimated 805 million—or one in nine—suffered from chronic hunger between 2012 and 2014, according to the United Nations.
Of the 318.9 million people in the United States, an estimated 49.1 million— or one in seven— were food insecure during 2014, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
In the United States alone, 40 percent of food gets tossed every year—and that amounts to $162 billion in waste annually, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. This can serve 58,064,516,129 meals using the national average amount spent on a meal, $2.79.
Food Unconsumed (%)
of food, on average, is lost to the garbage pail each year by an American family of four.