Hunger vs. Food Insecurity
Hunger is what you feel when you do not have enough to eat. Food insecurity is the set of circumstances that prevent your access to food. Right now, thousands of our area residents and neighbors struggle with hunger; some go without food for several meals or even days at a time.
Food Insecurity Facts
E Food insecurity varies greatly across the county. In some communities, more than half of all residents are food insecure. E Food insecurity is usually episodic and often cyclical. People may require assistance a single time, for a few months, or on a more regular basis. E There is no one face of food insecurity. The need varies among children, older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, the working poor, and others, as does the best way of reaching them. E Making tradeoff decisions between paying for food and other basic needs such as medical bills and housing is common among individuals and families who turn to FIND for food. E Many food insecure households do not qualify for federal nutrition assistance programs such as SNAP (formerly food stamps).
See our programs and services
Food Pantries & Mobile Markets
FIND’s widespread food distributions network ensures every community has healthy, affordable food nearby.
Children & School Based Programs
Kids are the future, and they can’t take on the world without a balanced meal three times a day!