Food insecurity--total population and children under 18 in Alabama

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Food insecurity (all ages and children under 18) refers to the USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.  Food insecurity may also reflect a household need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. Food insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time.

Data Source:
Feeding America, Map the Meal Gap 2017, Food Insecurity and Child Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level, http://www. our-research/map-the-meal-gap/2015/ AL_All Counties_CDs_CFI_2015.pdf