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.
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.
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.
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