What is Food Insecurity?
Food insecurity is the inability to afford to buy food, not having sufficient amounts of food to last, or not being able to afford to eat balanced meals. Food insecurity disrupts one’s eating patterns and intake of food due to the lack of available resources.
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are currently 870 million people in the United States who do not have a sufficient food supply, these numbers continue to be negatively impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Food security can be classified into four levels: