Food Insecurity – 2016

154,540 people are food insecure in the Feeding America Southwest Virginia (FASWVA) service area – 48,910 are children.

Of the 26 counties and nine cities served by FASWVA, eight have shown a rise in food insecurity for their total populations – Bedford, Craig, Pittsylvania, Tazewell and Wise counties and Danville, Radford and Roanoke cities. Eight municipalities also showed a rise in food insecurity among children under the age of 18 – Bedford, Craig, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Smyth, Tazewell and Wise counties, and Salem city.

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