Mental Health and Hunger

Updated: Jun 15

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we would like to take this opportunity to shed some light on the effects poverty and hunger can have on mental health. When organizations like Second Harvest give food to people, they are not only treating the physical side effects of hunger, but they are also helping to heal the mental and emotional strain that hunger can have on a person.


Mental health is an important part of being healthy overall. It is just as important as physical health. Mental health determines how we think, feel, act, handle stress, and interact with others. To live a high-quality life, having good mental health is essential, but poverty and hunger can make this very difficult.