Map Key
  • Less than 10 %
  • 10.1 - 13 %
  • 13.1 - 16 %
  • 16.1 - 19 %
  • More than 19 %
Percentage of households who were food insecure on average from 2017 to 2019, meaning that at some point during the year, they experienced difficulty providing enough food due to a lack of money or resources.
State Hunger and Food Insecurity Rate Rank
New Hampshire 6.6%1st
New Jersey 7.7%2nd
Iowa 7.9%3rd
Minnesota 8.3%4th
North Dakota 8.3%4th
Massachusetts 8.4%6th
Hawaii 8.4%6th
Rhode Island 9.1%8th
Virginia 9.2%9th
Idaho 9.6%10th
Vermont 9.6%10th
Oregon 9.8%12th
Illinois 9.9%13th
California 9.9%13th
Washington 9.9%13th
Georgia 10.0%16th
Montana 10.0%16th
Maryland 10.1%18th
Wisconsin 10.1%18th
Colorado 10.2%20th
Pennsylvania 10.2%20th
Delaware 10.2%20th
District of Columbia 10.2%20th
Alaska 10.7%24th
Utah 10.7%24th
New York 10.8%26th
Nebraska 10.8%26th
South Carolina 10.9%28th
Florida 10.9%28th
South Dakota 10.9%28th
Arizona 11.7%31st
Missouri 11.7%31st
Maine 12.0%33rd
Michigan 12.2%34th
Wyoming 12.2%34th
Indiana 12.4%36th
Tennessee 12.5%37th
Kansas 12.5%37th
Ohio 12.6%39th
Nevada 12.8%40th
Connecticut 12.9%41st
Texas 13.1%42nd
North Carolina 13.1%42nd
Kentucky 13.7%44th
Arkansas 13.8%45th
Alabama 13.9%46th
Oklahoma 14.7%47th
New Mexico 15.1%48th
Louisiana 15.3%49th
West Virginia 15.4%50th
Mississippi 15.7%51st