It’s Poverty Awareness Month and you can’t talk about poverty without discussing food. Food insecurity — “a lack of available financial resources for food” (USDA) is a problem throughout the country, but programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are helping to keep low-income families healthy. More Americans are affected by food insecurity than you may think:
3. Over half of food-insecure households participate in one of the five federal food assistance programs (58%)
Want to learn more about food insecurity or do something about it? It’s easy. Food banks always need volunteers and donations, here’s a food bank directory to get you started.