According to updated Map the Meal Gap research released by Feeding America, in Mid-South Food Bank's 31-county service area, more than 391,050 people, or 19% of the population, is food insecure. The rate of child food insecurity is 21.6 %. More than 110,000 Mid-South children are food insecure.
The complete Map the Meal Gap report and interactive map can be found here on Feeding America's website.
Food insecurity is defined as "not always having access to enough food to meet basic needs."
For additional information on food insecurity and hunger in the United States, visit Feeding America/Hunger in America and the Food Research and Action Center.