I am thankful for the food on my table. I am grateful that we do not have to go to bed hungry. ” the Feeding America network of food banks provides service to 46.5 million people in need across the United States, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors”. In Virginia, 1 of every 8 people struggles with hunger. If your curious to know your states statistics, visit the Feeding America website. They will also list food banks in your state. I am thankful that we are not the 1 in 8.