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Hunger Across Cook County


Poverty and Food Insecurity

While poverty and food insecurity go hand in hand, other factors also contribute. We know that many people with incomes above the poverty level are food insecure. Other barriers to obtaining food often include: Unemployment, lack of access to transportation and health problems.

These barriers and more can prevent people from obtaining enough food for their entire household. Our programs strive to end hunger by creating pathways for consistent food access. We create partnerships with other programs and organizations, addressing issues that intersect with food insecurity.