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Food Insecurity in Cincinnati

Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to enough quality, nutritious food necessary for a healthy, active life. Food insecurity can be impacted by many factors, including the affordability of food items, distribution and location of places to purchase food, and availability of healthy food options. Across the Cincinnati region, more than 270,000 households experience food insecurity.

Food Insecurity in Cincinnati

The COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

The COVID-19 Hunger Crisis As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe and throughout the United States one unanticipated consequence is becoming abundantly clear: the COVID-19 hunger crisis. Since the pandemic took root in March of 2020, the number of households experiencing food insecurity and hunger has [...]

The COVID-19 Hunger Crisis

What is Food Insecurity?

What is Food Insecurity? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Put simply, food insecurity is a measure of the availability of food and a person’s ability to access it. Food insecurity can [...]

What is Food Insecurity?

And so it began…

And so it began. Locally, in greater Cincinnati, our mild winter was trying to transition to Spring and we were aware of coronavirus outbreaks around the country. Sporting events began cancelling and governors began asking people to work from home. Businesses began closing,...

And so it began…

Your support is a lifeline to tristate families

This year, with people losing income or facing unexpected medical bills due to COVID-19, the number of neighbors struggling to make ends meet has increased significantly. In fact, we’ve distributed more than 18 million meals in our community since the crisis began.

Your support is a lifeline to tristate families
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