Facts about food insecurity in America can be startling and difficult to face, but it’s important that we do. It’s both horrific and bewildering that child food insecurity and obesity would be so intrinsically mixed, that there’s such a lack of nutritious, healthy food for America’s youth for them to succeed in school and in life. Meanwhile, millions of dollars of food waste in the US is being produced every single year.
While New York state and New York City have a lower percentage of food-insecure children than most other states, our high population still means that 370,000 children are food-insecure, with Brooklyn's King County being the worst. In Brooklyn, 18.2% of all school children have limited or unguaranteed access to their next meal. Check out the shocking infographic above, then head to the accompanying website for more info and to learn how you can help.
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