As the holiday season is upon us and our time revolves around family and dining - food insecurity becomes top of mind for families who are less fortunate.
Food insecurity is experiencing limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or uncertain economic and physical ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
In Arizona, the facts speak for themselves.
- Arizona is tied as the worst state in the U.S. when it comes to child hunger, and the 5th worst for overall food insecurity.
- 1 in 4 children; 1 in 5 adults; and 1 in 7 seniors struggle with hunger.
Places like the Desert Mission Food Bank in Phoenix provide emergency food assistance to help families within the area move out of crisis and into self-sufficiency where they can provide meals for themselves.
As this is the season of giving, think about the families in your area who may be struggling and open up your heart to give a little this season.