newsletter state - mt
Hunger in Montana
Before COVID-19 approximately 1 in 10 Montanans struggled with hunger, and nearly 37,000 Montana children lived in food insecure homes and it is believed that these numbers have increased since the epidemic started. Access to healthy food is vital to heart and brain health and that is why the American Heart Association is concerned about these numbers and is working to help address the problem.
You might be asking what is food insecurity?
I know it’s a term I hadn’t heard much before. The definition is: The inability to access food in a consistent manner, resulting in reduced quality or variety of diet.
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