Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity 

WHAT IS FOOD INSECURITY?

 Food insecurity is “the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food.” Hunger is an individual level physiological condition that may result from food insecurity.

ALMOST 50 MILLION AMERICANS 

live in food insecure households. That’s 15.5% of the population.

1 IN 5 KIDS 

live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. That’s 16.2 Million Children in the United States. Learn more at No Kid Hungry.

35% OF SINGLE MOTHER HOUSEHOLDS

are affected by food insecurity. Social factors including unequal opportunity for education and employment, domestic violence, inequitable wage compensation, insufficient child support, and lack of access to affordable healthcare and housing make it difficult for mothers to put and keep food on the table.

COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS 

are seeing more hungry students, especially at schools that enroll a high percentage of students who are from low-income families or are the first generation to attend college.