• an estimated 22% of northern Michigan families are considered food insecure

  • 1 in 5 northern Michigan children are hungry at school

  • the meal gap in 5 county area is estimates to be $11 million

  • average cost of a meal is: $2.80

  • 59% of families in poverty are food insecure

  • 56% of families above the poverty line are food insecure (working poor)

  • 80% of families are food insecure at 200% above the poverty line

Food Insecurity?

What is food insecurity?

Food Insecurity?

Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.

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Who Is Affected?

What does it look like in America?

Who is Affected?

Food insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and healthy food.

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Safety Net?

Is there a safety net?

Safety Net?

Government support for households varies based on the household income as it relates to the poverty level. It is important to know that individual states have increased the number of people who are eligible for assistance.

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