|Report Area||Total Population||Food Insecure Population, Total||Food Insecurity Rate|
|Franklin County, PA||151,517||17,310||11.42%|
Food Insecurity - Food Insecure Children
|Report Area||Population Under Age 18||Food Insecure Children, Total||Child Food Insecurity Rate|
|Franklin County, PA||35,565||6,990||19.65%|
Food Insecurity - Food Insecure Population Ineligible for Assistance
|Report Area||Food Insecure Population, Total||Percentage of Food Insecure Population Ineligible for Assistance||Food Insecure Children, Total||Percentage of Food Insecure Children Ineligible for Assistance|
|Franklin County, PA||17,790||36%||6,990||33%|
Food Insecurity Rate
Feeding America is the nation’s network of more than 200 food banks and the largest hunger-relief charity in the United States. Each year, Feeding America secures and distributes three billion pounds of food and grocery products through 61,000 agencies nationwide. The agency network provides charitable food assistance to an estimated 37 million people in need annually. In addition to outreach, Feeding America works with other foundations to produce hunger studies like Map the Meal Gap to help combat hunger by learning about food insecurity at the local level.
This indicator reports number of percentage of food insecure population in the United States. Additional information includes food insecure persons ineligible for income assistance. Maximum income thresholds for assistance programs vary by state (165% FPL to 200% FPL). This data is acquired from Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap hunger study. Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as the inability to meet food needs during at least 7 months of the year. Data are estimates generated by Feeding America using inputs from multiple data sources, including the Current population Survey (CPS), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the American Community Survey (ACS). Additional analysis was contributed by Nielsen. For complete details please see the full Executive Summary or visit the Map the Meal Gap web page.
Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, August 2016