Food Insecurity vs Hunger

Food Insecurity – is the inability to access food in a consistent and socially acceptable manner to meet the family’s nutritional needs.  Food insecurity is characterized by not having the financial means to buy or grow food, the need for emergency food assistance, and adults skipping meals.  Food insecurity exists when the availability of nutritionally adequate food or the ability to access it on a consistent basis is uncertain or limited.

Hunger – is the condition where both adults and children cannot access food consistently and have to reduce food intake, eat poor diets and often go without any food.  Hunger is the physiological effect of food insecurity and is also defined as the uneasy or painful sensation that it is caused by lack of food.

Other Resources:

https://www.nokidhungry.org/problem/hunger-facts

Hunger 101 Curriculum

What is hunger? Who is hungry in our community? What can we do?

Hunger 101  is one of the ways the Gallatin Valley Food Bank can help you, your organization, or school become educated about hunger and poverty in our community and explore potential solutions.

Hunger 101 is an educational project that includes an introduction to hunger and poverty in Montana, the US, and the World and includes activities, and a workshop that we can  lead for you!

Hunger 101 Curriculum

Common Core Standards for Hunger 101

Ask about our Community Food Game! It’s fun and engaging! (It takes at least 10 people)

A PROGRAM OF HRDC

HRDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Action Agency. We provide programs and services in the areas of housing, food and nutrition, child and youth development, senior empowerment, transportation, energy assistance, and community development.

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