What is Food Insecurity?
According to the USDA, food insecurity occurs when people lack access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food due to a lack of money or other resources. Consequences of food insecurity, which may be referred to as “hunger or at-risk of hunger,” can include chronic illnesses, poorer educational outcomes, and decreased economic productivity. Although it affects children uniquely, food insecurity is a household problem.
When kids get nutritious meals
It changes everything…
Graduation Rates Increase
Students facing food insecurity could be 2 years behind their peers
Doctor Visits Decrease
Hunger makes children 2.5x more likely to get sick
It Feeds our Economy
Hunger costs our nation over $100 Billion annually due to lost economic productivity and healthcare costs