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In the News: Food Insecurity affects 1 in 5 Wisconsin Children

In the News:  Food Insecurity affects 1 in 5 Wisconsin Children
June 11, 2016 Poverty FactsFood Programs

According to The Capital Times article:

"Food insecurity, when food access is insufficient or uncertain for at least one person in the household at some point in the year, is a day-to-day reality for nearly 12 percent of all people and 17.5 percent of children in Dane County, according to a report from Public Health Madison & Dane County released Tuesday.

Low wages, limited access to stores with healthy food, expensive housing and childcare costs mean many families struggle to keep enough food on the table.

Across the state, over one in ten households, or over a quarter million Wisconsin households, are characterized as food insecure, according to the USDA. Another measure estimates 12.4 percent of all people and 20.4 percent of all children in the state as food insecure."

In our community, food insecurity affects nearly 1 in 4 and nearly 45% of those we serve at the MOM Food Pantry are children.

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