According to the USDA, food insecurity in Marion County is estimated to be at 16.6% in 2019. This is higher than the national average of 12.3%. In addition, 21.1% of children in the county are estimated to be food insecure. The Midwest nonprofit Feeding Indiana’s Hungry estimates that 1 out of every 6 people in Indiana is food insecure. This means that there are an estimated 1.2 million Hoosiers who struggle with hunger. In Indianapolis, Indiana, food insecurity is an issue even though the city is home to some of the largest companies in the world. To help address the issue of food insecurity in Indianapolis, several organizations have been created to provide food assistance to those in need. These organizations include Gleaners Food Bank, Second Helpings, and The Patachou Foundation. Additionally, there are numerous BIPOC Farmers ,food pantries spread throughout the city, many of which are supported by churches and other non-profit organizations. Indiana currently has 1.4 million people living in poverty, the highest rate in 30 years, with 13% of the population reporting having experienced food insecurity in 2011, at the time when this project was initiated (roughly 847,200 people) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2011; USDA Economic Research Service, 2012).
So whats the plan …garden implementation and hands on agriculture education and training .ensuring that all are properly educated on how to be self sustainable and grow where they are .Check out our website and follow us on social media as we work to eradicate food scarcity and educate families on growing healthy fruits ,veggies and herbs .