Food Insecurity

185% of poverty, is 1.85 times the level of family income based on composition.  The use of this level is to incorporate a food insecurity line, or level of income that, based on research, represents the level of income where individuals and families have difficulty at some point during the year providing enough food for all their family members due to lack of resources.

The first map depicts the percent of the population, by census tract, at-risk of food insecurity.  The second map does the same for the population of families in each tract.  These maps also include markers for each food pantry that is partnered with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank (red dots) as well as State of Illinois Department of Human Services offices (green triangles) responsible for nutrition programs such as administering the SNAP (food stamps) program.

EIF FI IndividualsEIF FI Families

 

The following map shows which census tracts in the 17 county region have a percentage of their population at-risk of food insecurity above (dark blue tracts) and at or below (grey tracts) the region-wide food insecurity level of 32.5 percent.

EIF FI Compare

 

The following map shows which census tracts in the 17 county region have a percentage of their families at-risk of food insecurity above (dark blue tracts) and at or below (grey tracts) the region-wide food insecurity level of 22.29 percent.

EIF Family FI Compare

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