Many Americans are impacted by food insecurity but lack the awareness of the issue to take steps to no longer be food insecure.
Food insecurity is defined as the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active and healthy life. Many Americans are impacted by food insecurity but lack the awareness of the issue to take steps to no longer be food insecure.
Research has shown that the third most expensive item in many households’ budget is food. This can be magnified depending on how many people you have living in your household, however it is a consistent sentiment throughout homes in America. Referring to the 5 Steps to a Successful Budget blog can help you begin to examine your finances in a different light to see where you can begin to save money. It is important to note that there is no one specific face of food insecurity. People can ebb and flow in and out of food insecurity depending on where they are in their lives and who they may be living with.
Government programs such as SNAP benefits are a great place to apply for assistance if you believe you and your family are impacted by food insecurity. There are also many community resources, that can assist you with applying for these benefits, working with personal finances, and looking into other governmental programs to assist you during this time. There are also community food pantries can be found in nearly every city, including Mary Rigg. Being impacted by food insecurity at some point during your life is something over 35 million American’s go through yearly. It is a complex system that doesn’t impact only a certain group, family, or geographical area, rather anyone can be impacted by this concept at some point in their lives.
Mary Rigg has teams of people that can assist you with finding community food pantries, working on budgeting and finances, and assisting with applying to government programs and potential new jobs. This is a great place to begin your journey to becoming food secure for you and your family and gaining access to the best resources available to you.