Fighting Low Food Security

FAMILIES IN NEED Helping Families with Low Food Security Approximately one in six Americans suffer from low food security, which means that 15% of Americans constantly worry about feeding themselves and their families. AIL and the Food for Families campaign help feed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans through their food bank donations. Learn about the effects of hunger, how food banks can help feed families in need, and what AIL is doing to help combat hunger in America. WHAT IS FOOD SECURITY? Low food security Very low food security Reporting decreased quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Quantity of food intake not affected (or barely affected) Reporting recurring decreased quantity of food consumption and irregular consumption patterns FOOD SECURITY FOR U.S. FAMILIES IS POVERTY THE PROBLEM? (by percent of households) 40.2% of families 15 of four lived below 14 Food Insecurity the poverty line in 2010 ($22,113) 13 12 11 But poverty is not a sole indicator of food need: 10 Very Low Food Security W 8 6 5 45% of hungry households earn above 3% of families in poverty food-secure 2 the poverty line 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 HOW HUNGER IMPACTS CHILDREN 16 million American children are hungry or at risk of hunger = 1 million 3 million are under the age of 5 Children benefit from Over 35% of families with Almost 55% were Over 46% were children were financially forced to choose either food or medical care financially forced to choose between food 40% of all food bank financially forced to choose between food donations or utilities or rent/mortgage Irregular eating patterns in children have been linked to... Anxiety Depression Behavioral Lethargy Decreased Impaired physical growth problems immunity THE HARD TRUTH There are more than 200 food banks nationwide that help feed 37 million Americans each year. That's 185,000 people to every one food bank. ttttttttttt = 1,000 They distribute about 3 billion pounds of food per year. AMERICAN INCOME LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY IS FIGHTING BACK To maintain a normal lifestyle... Pounds of food donated... 2010 15,000 2011 41,360 Children require Each adult requires 4 pounds of food per day 2.5 pounds of food per day The Home Office of AlIL has donated enough food to Central Texas' Food for Families program to feed 1 family of 4 daily for nearly 12 years! Or to feed 4,335 families of 4 for 1 day every year. Every family an AIL agent visits is encouraged to donate one canned good to help those in need in their community. AIL is certain that food donation will continue to be a company tradition.

Fighting Low Food Security

shared by Mark_Ting on Jun 05
This Infographic demonstrates AIL & Food for Families philanthropic efforts to help combat hunger in America.


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