FRAC’s State of the States: Profiles of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs – available for every state and for the nation as a whole – is designed to provide basic data as one tool to help states measure how they are doing in the effort to get key public nutrition programs to meet the needs of hungry people and improve the health and economic security of low-income families.

The data provided describe the extent of hunger and the use of nutrition programs, giving a snapshot of how well or badly each state is doing using the latest available data. The data can be used to encourage states and communities to improve policies and practices that would expand the reach of the federal nutrition programs.

Download your state’s profile (pdf) (Demographics, Poverty and Food Insecurity; Federal Nutrition Programs; State Economic Security Policies).
View the national profile.

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Download information on the program data sources.

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNebraskaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNevadaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Download the data for the entire nation – all 50 states, D.C. and the national profile (pdf).

Data were last updated February 2015.