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hunger in south carolina

Food Insecurity is defined as limited or uncertain access to nutritious, safe foods necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle; households that experience food insecurity have reduced quality or variety of meals and may have irregular food intake.

Hunger is defined as a craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient.


Hunger in SC

According to the USDA Economic Research Service in the State of South Carolina in 2010, approximately 638.000 people, 18 or older, experienced food insecurity.

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References:
http://frac.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/sc.pdf
http://www.ers.usda.gov/statefacts/SC.HTM
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/45/45019.html
http://bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm