Food Insecurity Facts
Understanding Food Insecurity
Food insecurity is a situation in which people cannot meet their dietary needs consistently. Food insecurity may be long term or temporary. It may be influenced by a number of factors including income, employment, race/ethnicity and disability. The risk for food insecurity increases when money to buy food is limited or not available.
To understand how our community is affected by food insecurity, click on the links below to understand statistics around ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households in the Chester County area.
View an interactive map from the Feeding America’s annual Map the Meal Gap study.
View the United States Department of Agriculture’s definitions and characteristics of food insecurity in the United States.