What Is Food Insecurity?
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), food insecurity is defined as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food”. This is further split into two separate distinctions: low food security, which consists of reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet; and very low food security, which includes reports of multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake. Hunger is considered a potential result of food insecurity.
Feeding Our Kids “Fast Facts”
- We began our organization in Nov. of 2013, sending food home to 18 kids a week at Robeson and Westview schools.
- There are many working families in our communities who struggle to make ends meet. Layoffs, divorce, death of a spouse, and chronic illness are all reasons that families may be doing well one day and need help the next.
- We are not always serving the same kids. We have families start and leave our program every year, depending on needs. Hunger is a community problem and deserves a community wide solution! Educating our kids and keeping them in school is our goal! We believe in kids and the power of a strong community!
- To donate online, please visit our donate page. Checks can be mailed to Feeding Our Kids, PO Box 7422, Champaign, IL 61826. We are involved in many great community activities, such as the Eastern Illinois Foodbank Prom.