Report: 1 in 5 Indiana residents experience 'food hardship'

A new report on hunger says nearly a fifth of Indiana households with children struggle to find enough money to feed their loved ones.

Posted: Sep 2, 2018 11:20 AM
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 9:03 AM

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - A new report on hunger says nearly a fifth of Indiana households with children struggle to find enough money to feed their loved ones.

The Kokomo Tribune reports the Food Research and Action Center's report found that Indiana has a nearly 19-percent "food hardship" rate for Indiana households with children. The August report defines food hardship as an economic or social condition where people have limited or uncertain access to adequate food.

The nonprofit lists Indiana as having the 20th worst overall rate of food hardship in the country.

The report comes after advocacy group Feeding Indiana's Hungry recently announced that nearly a third of the state's residents who qualify as having food hardship aren't eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is federal food assistance.

Information from: Kokomo Tribune, http://www.ktonline.com

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