Hunger By the Numbers
The term “food insecurity” was coined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). When a person is food insecure, they lack consistent and reliable access to enough food to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Learn more.
Facts about hunger and food insecurity in southeast Nebraska:
- 1 in 8 people in southeast Nebraska is food insecure.
- An estimated 58,550 people, including 18,940 children, who live in southeast Nebraska are considered food insecure according to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap.