Feeding Indiana’s Hungry

People are said to experience food insecurity when they do not have access to enough food for all family members to live a healthy, active life. An annual report measures the rate of food insecurity in Indiana slightly under the national average, almost 14 percent of the population. 

The county where the Map the Meal Gap report found the highest rate of food insecurity is Marion County, at 18.3 percent. The county with the lowest measured rate is Hamilton County, at 8.8 percent.  

Hoosiers, Hunger Activists Call For No Cuts To SNAP

Nov 2, 2017

Congress and the Trump administration are discussing broad cuts for many different areas and programs – including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, also known as food stamps.

A number of Hoosiers insist there can be no cuts to the program and are working to make sure that message is heard.

Dave Miner, a self-described hunger activist and relief advocate, went on a hunger strike. He says more than one out of every 10 Hoosiers is food insecure. At an Indianapolis food pantry he points out the dozens of volunteers sorting food.