According to Feeding America, food insecurity is described as a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. In the United States currently, 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger.
Some of the most common, effects of food insecurity include:
Serious health complications, especially when people facing hunger are forced to choose between spending money on food and medicine or medical care
Damage to a child’s ability to learn and grow
Difficult decisions for seniors — often living on fixed incomes — such as choosing between paying for food and critical healthcare.
Causes of Food Insecurity
Layoffs at work
Unexpected car maintenance
Accidents on the job can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills
Working families across America face countless situations that can result in food insecurity and hunger