The amount of hungry people is high in several local counties.
Lets start by defining food insecurity.
In the 29 counties the High Plains Food Bank covers, 15.8% of people are food insecure.
That includes more than 32,000 children.
Data shows more than 22,000 are food insecure in Potter County.
More than 9,400 of those are children.
More than 1 in 4 children in our area are at risk of food insecurity.
The High Plains Food Bank tells us that's much more children than last year.
He tells us they have a mobile pantry in that county that reaches hundreds of families a month.
He says it helps them to address the problem and continue to help change those numbers.
- Hall County continues to be the highest in food insecurity with 20.1% for the general population and 32.9% childhood food insecurity rate.
- Potter County has the most food insecure populous with 22,670 individuals, of which 9,450 are children.
- Over 1 in 4 children are at risk of food insecurity in our area at 25.3% which is a little higher than last year.
Map the Meal Gap study, we will be able to tackle these issues head-on and be armed with the information needed to work towards making sure everyone has enough to eat.”
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