Why Are So Many Americans Going Hungry?

Members of Progressive Democrats of America and other activist hold a rally in front of Rep. Henry Waxman's office on June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

One-sixth of people in the United States are food insecure. Tracie McMillan looks at the face of hunger in this country and why millions of working Americans are struggling to feed their families. She’s written the article “The New Face of Hunger,” in the August issue of National Geographic. It's part of National Geographic’s eight-month series The Future of Food: How to Feed Our Growing Planet, on issues of food security and sustainability and an examination of why people in the richest country on Earth are malnourished.