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Food Insecurity

This guide is intended to provide resources for learning about food insecurity here and around the world; and to provide resources for students and community members to help ameliorate food insecurity on campus and in our region.

Learn About Food Insecurity

Use the resources in this guide to learn more about the issue of food insecurity, find out where to get food assistance, or where and how you can help.

Data Research Tools

From the USDA Economic Research Service:

Food Access Research Atlas (link) presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility; Provides food access data for populations within census tracts; and offers census-tract-level data on food access that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes.

State Facts Sheets (link) provide information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment/unemployment, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and agricultural exports. Links to available county-level data are included.

Select Library Resources

Read: Household Food Security in the United States in 2018 (USDA Research Report)

Find Recent eBooks on "food insecurity" in IUCAT

 

Search for articles and other sources in these databases:

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