What Hunger Looks Like

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Signs of Hunger

Food Insecure: The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as households that are uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food for an active healthy life.

In Children CHRONIC and REOCCURING signs and symptoms to look for include:

Food insecurity is present when these signs and symptoms occur on a regular basis, not just once or twice. Other signs to look for in children include:

Physical Signs

School Performance/Behavior

Home Environment

In Seniors Health Consequences of Hunger

Who receives food assistance?

Today more than ever, many people receive food assistance. For most, the need is brief and serves as a helping hand between jobs or in times of disaster or dire circumstances. For others, the need is ongoing.

Demographic Profile of Food Clients:

Those in need of food come from all walks of life. Half are children, elderly or disabled. Most adults are anxious to be able to feed their own families. In fact, many are working but they don't earn enough to puchase the food they need. Don't fall for stereotypes!