Featured Food Security Impacts

According to the USDA, about 12% of Americans face hunger, with 5%, or 6.1 million, experienc- ing very low food security. Children are among the hungry with 703,000 ranked in the very low food security category. Food insecurity can increase the risk of obesity, illness and other maladies. Land-grant universities are stepping in with projects designed to link people with nutritious and affordable food.