According to the Global Hunger Index, 16-percent of American households with children under age 18 were food insecure in 2017. That’s more than 13 million kids, a majority from the Black community especially when school free lunch programs end during summer vacation. The estimate of hunger in the US is likely way too low because it does not account for seniors, the disabled, & others who make do on ‘poor people’s food’ like rice, potatoes, & beans, dog food, or just scrounge. The Global Hunger Index ought to have special categories for Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, & seniors if we want a realistic picture of hunger in the US.