Posts tagged "food insecurity"

One in 6 hungry in Cook County, food stamp cuts in Senate Farm Bill could make it worse

One in 6 hungry in Cook County, food stamp cuts in Senate Farm Bill could make it worse
Most people think those who are food insecure live below or near the national poverty level of $23,550 a year for a family of four. But the demographics of Cook County residents who can’t afford enough food to have an active lifestyle or meet their health needs vary widely–and could include your neighbor. A recent... Read more »

Help feed hungry families through your smartphone this holiday

Help feed hungry families through your smartphone this holiday
Got big plans for today? A 20-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce? If only all Chicagoans were so lucky. One in six people in Cook County are “food insecure,” meaning they’re not certain of their next meal. But this holiday season, the Greater Chicago Food Depository is helping people with plenty give a... Read more »

USDA says food stamps kept more people from going hungry

There are a lot of hungry people in America–17.2 million households that were labeled “food insecure” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not always knowing where their next meal was coming from. A third of those went hungry at some point because they couldn’t afford enough food. Children in 386,000 families went hungry some time... Read more »
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Nearly 1 in 5 in Chicago aren't sure about their next meal

What are you having for dinner tonight? It’s a question everybody thinks about, but not everyone has an answer to. According to the latest data from Feeding America, 16.1 percent of Chicagoans are food insecure–meaning they don’t always have access to enough food to make it through the day. Even more surprising is that many... Read more »

News Roundup: Seventeen million American children can't get balanced diet

Fifty million people, including 17 million children, don’t have access to a nutritious diet, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twelve percent of Illinois households were “food insecure” at least some time in the past three years, the report says. More at chicagoreporter.com Also in the news… Federal prosecutors are... Read more »