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.

National Research
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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

Get Involved

Child hunger is one of Alabama’s biggest problems and it can be solved.