For those of us who work directly with those affected by hunger, to hear that hunger is a national problem never comes a shock or surprise. However, for those in the nation not affected by hunger, hearing that hunger is a problem in America is unheard of. Did you know that one in seven Americans turn to the Feeding America network for food assistance? Feeding America, through its network of 200 food banks and 58,000 feeding programs, provides food assistance. 46.5 million in the U.S. go hungry, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.