Almost Four Million Californians are Food Insecure

California creates about portion of the country’s products of the soil, yet 1 in 8 Californians presently battle with sustenance frailty. “Food insecurity” is the incidental or consistent absence of access to the nourishment one requirements for a solid, dynamic life.

Food insecurity affects an individual’s prosperity, which may bring about poor participation and execution, brought down working environment efficiency, and physical and psychological wellness issues. People battling with nourishment instability need to settle on intense choices that nobody ought to confront. No family ought to need to settle on purchasing goods or paying rent, no senior ought to need to pick amongst nourishment and pharmaceutical, and no parent ought to need to avoid a feast all together for their youngsters to eat.

Food insecurity has increased significantly among low-income Californians over the last decade. According to data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, 3.8 million adults in households with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) could not afford enough food at least once in the previous year. Low-income households with children and Spanish-speaking households suffered from the worst levels of food insecurity. Expanding nutrition assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, could help reduce high rates of food insecurity among the low-income population.

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