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Food Insecurity in Virginia

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Food Insecurity in Virginia

According to Feeding America, an average of about 10% of Virginia residents in the WMRA region are “food insecure,” meaning they are without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.  And that percentage climbs in our cities, with an average of about 15% of urban residents food insecure.  Overall, more than 1 in 10 people in the WMRA area don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

But who are these people?  And who is trying to help them?  This series explores the experiences of Virginians struggling with food insecurity, from children to the elderly, from the able-bodied poor to those who are disabled and/or homebound, and the people and organizations trying to help – and the challenges those organizations face in raising community support for their efforts.