Hunger in the United States Having enough to eat is our fundamental birthright. No one should go hungry. There is enough for everyone. Figlie di Fortuna\’s mission is to create good products and, by the sale of all purchases, help feed someone hungry in America. This is done by building a set substantial donation into the cost of each product. Each product sold has an impact, making sure that everyone eats well, no matter who they are. In 2006, the United States changed its definitions and eliminated references to hunger. Instead, the government now uses the phrase “food insecurity” to describe various categories of hunger. Food insecurity means that the food intake of household members is reduced and normal eating patterns disrupted, not knowing where to find the next meal, unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food, because the household lacks money and other resources for food. This means that people go hungry. The face of hunger has changed. In the United States, hunger is a reality, a different reality from what we might think or are told. It is a reality that hunger is not confined to small pockets of society or neighborhoods. These are often hard-working adults (working hungry), children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals or days. Hungry adults miss more work and consume more health care than those who don’t go hungry. Families who once managed can no longer because something happened such as job loss or sickness. Those experiencing hunger are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, behavior problems, and other illnesses; this is a major crisis. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens establishing and maintaining the critical foundation that has implications on a child’s physical and mental health.