Food Insecurity

Hunger Across Cook County

Food insecurity is one of the biggest issues across the world. In the Chicagoland area, food insecurity strikes people of all ages, races, and genders. Every community in Cook County is affected. Someone who lives in your community might be one of them. What Is Food Insecurity?

Food insecurity is when people cannot reliably access adequate, nutritious food. Lack of finances and other resources can be the cause. “Hunger is what you feel when you don’t have enough to eat. Food insecurity is the set of circumstances that prevent your access to food.”

One action we can take to reduce food insecurity is providing more food shelters and drives. By accomplishing this, we can help feed the needy around Chicago. Some might think that this plan might not be beneficial, but when hearing some of the facts, it should sway their opinion:

According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap Study, one in seven people in Cook County will experience food insecurity this year.

The Food Depository serves more than 812,000 individuals or 232,100 households each year.

https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/hunger-in-our-community/

 

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