Feeding America

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 10 people in southeast Nebraska is food insecure.
      • An estimated 49,810 people, including 14,900 children, who live in southeast Nebraska are considered food insecure according to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap
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