We work to bring food security to Sheboygan County.
There are designated levels of food security as described below:
- High food security : no reported indications of food-access problems or limitations.
- Marginal food security: one or two reported indications—typically of anxiety over food sufficiency or shortage of food in the house. Little or no indication of changes in diets or food intake.
- Low food security: reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake.
- Very low food security: Reports of multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.
For more information visit the USDA website.
Food Insecurity Snapshot for Sheboygan County
1 in 10 people are food insecure (2014)
1 in 6 children are food insecure (2014)
39% of pantry clients have low or very low food security
62% of pantry clients say that the pantry is where they get most of their food
31% of pantry clients say that at times they do not have enough to eat
8% of pantry clients often do not have enough to eat