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10 States Where The Most People Go Hungry

9. Vermont

Total Percentage of Households with Very Low Food Security: 6.2 percent

Median Income: $51,618

Percentage Below Poverty Line: 11.4 percent

Unemployment: 5.7 percent

Obesity: 22.8 percent

Last year, the Vermont Foodbank distributed 7.6 million pounds of food to at least 86,000 Vermonters, The Burlington Free Press reported. John Sayles, the executive director of the organization, told the paper “the need [for food assistance] continues to rise at an alarming rate.” Additionally, enrollment in Vermont’s Food Stamps Program, 3SquaresVT, is at an all-time high, serving about 88,000 residents.

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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