Map The Meal Gap


Feeding America first published the Map the Meal Gap project in early 2011, with the generous support of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Neilsen, to learn more about the face of hunger at the local level. In August, 2011, with the support of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, child food insecurity data was added to the project.


Map the Meal Gap provides a first-ever look at:

Food insecurity rates by county and Congressional District

Percent of food insecure population likely eligible for federal nutrition programs by county and Congressional District

Number of food insecure people by County and Congressional District

Food cost variation for every county across the nation

Map the Meal Gap has the potential to redifine the way service providers and policymakers target areas of need.

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