Food Insecurity Video

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Food Insecurity Facts:

– Food Insecurity is defined as lacking reliable access to affordable, nutritious food

– In Pierce & St. Croix counties, 1 in 10 adults are food insecure

– Of those who are food insecure in Pierce & St. Croix counties, only 55% qualify for SNAP food assistance benefits

– From 2000-2012, the number of Pierce & St. Croix residents paying >30% of their income in rent has doubled

– In Pierce & St. Croix Counties, 1 in 6 children are food insecure (that’s 4 children in a classroom of 24)

– Students who experience hunger are more likely to get lower grades, miss school days, repeat a grade & have trouble focusing