In the United States we are very fortunate to be able to provide for those who are in need, especially through our school systems. Food scarcity is an issue that spans across all types of communities, and is something that thankfully schools can assist our younger population with. There are backpack programs for students to utilize so they have access to food over a weekend or long break. Another way schools support their students is to provide them free lunches at school. The team at AAA State of Play put together this graph that classifies the US into six categories representing the different percentages of need for free lunches. There is not a single state that does not have students eligible for free lunch. We see the highest need for this program in Mississippi and New Mexico who have over 70% of their student population in need of free lunches. Although these percentages are disheartening, the silver lining is that as a country we can be sure these students do not go hungry.