Food insecurity in north Alabama by the numbers

Updated: May. 1, 2019 at 6:21 PM CDT
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(WAFF) -Wednesday, Feeding America, a national organization of food banks, released its latest findings on food insecurity across the United States.

The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.”

According the organization’s most recent report, more than 795,000 Alabamians are food insecure and struggle to avoid hunger. A quarter of those people, more than 192,000 of those people live in North Alabama.

The report breaks down food insecurity by state, county, and district.

Below is the breakdown of food insecurity by county in North Alabama.

  • 14% Lauderdale
  • 14.7% Colbert
  • 12.9% Franklin
  • 13.4% Lawrence
  • 12.2% Limestone
  • 12.9% Morgan
  • 13.8% Madison
  • 12.2% Marshall
  • 13.6% Jackson
  • 12.4% Dekalb

For more information and a complete breakdown of food insecurity in the United States, tap or click here.

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