Interactive Data

Nancy, a food bank employee managing the emergency food distribution near Paradise.

The world around is dynamic and filled with data. Data is one helpful tool to visualize the complex relationship between food insecurity and socioeconomic factors.

Interactive data visuals help us answer important questions, such as: How many food insecure people in my county are ineligible for assistance programs? 

Or, how does child food insecurity relate to children’s access to healthcare and insurance across different states and counties?

On this page are tools to explore the relationships between these important issues that can inform program design and advocacy for policies that address food insecurity. See below for the newest additions to Feeding America's growing data visualization library.

New visualizations make food insecurity data accessible

Illustrating how hunger intersects with unemployment, healthcare, and public benefits can unlock insights about how to best address food insecurity. Access the companion brief for each visualization to learn how to leverage the tools in your own work.

2018, Feeding America
Tableau Public | Companion Brief

 
Children are food insecure in every state of the U.S.

Child food insecurity remains prevalent across the U.S. While federal nutrition programs are one solution to the problem, the number of children eligible and served varies drastically across state lines. 

2018, Feeding America and DataBlick
Tableau Public | Companion Brief

 

Poverty and unemployment impact food insecurity

Food insecurity is driven by poverty and financial resources at both the national and local levels. When underlying economic factors change, data visualization tools can predict how food insecurity rates will react.

2018, Feeding America and DataBlick
Economic Drivers Visualization

 

Food insecurity varies across the United States

Food insecurity is a national problem felt locally. See how your county stacks up in the fight for a hunger-free America. Data for this visualization comes from Map the Meal Gap 2018.

2018, Feeding America, Craig Gundersen, and Futureman
Interactive MapReport Briefs

 
Walk in the shoes of a person living with hunger

Hunger does not discriminate. While food insecurity is often boiled down to a single number, there are many faces and stories that live behind the data point. 

2015, Feeding America and Nice & Serious
Interactive Story