Food insecurity refers to 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-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.
In West Virginia, 250,600 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 73,770 are children.
Learn more about hunger in your community
Children and adults face hunger in every community across the country. Your neighbor, child’s classmate or even coworker may be struggling to get enough to eat.
How you can help
Tell a friend about Mountaineer Food Bank or hunger in your community. Sometimes hunger is hidden beneath the surface, so its important to tell others, and provide ways to get involved.