Hunger is everywhere. It’s an epidemic — one that hits home in the United States every day. One-in-seven Americans struggles to put food on the table. Yet, this story is rarely found within everyday media coverage. This is because hunger is a symptom. The events that lead to hunger vary person to person, but poverty, demographics and location play a role.

Hunger is a problem that’s misunderstood. Reporters toss around terms like food insecurity and SNAP but often fail to realize this is an issue that surrounds all of us. In our town, on our streets, and among people we know.