We believe that addressing the problem of hunger requires a thorough understanding of the problem. Our national partner, Feeding America has undertaken the Map the Meal Gap analysis to continue learning about how the face of food insecurity can vary at the local level. By better understanding variations in local need, communities can develop more targeted strategies to better reach people struggling with hunger.
How We Got the Map Data
Map the Meal Gap generates two types of community-level data:
- County-level food insecurity and child food insecurity estimates by income categories and;
- An estimate of the food budget shortfall that food insecure individuals report as their experience.