According to the USDA, in 2021, 33.8 million people (including 5 million children) in the United States lived in households that experienced hardships providing enough food. This lack of access to food, or food insecurity, has long-lasting impacts on people’s lives. This Story Map reviews this phenomenon for the City of Worcester and for Worcester County. It will investigate food access, SNAP use, SNAP gap, Food Resources, and demographics. This analysis and these maps can be a valuable tool for policymakers, advocates, or any organization working on Food Insecurity, as it provides spatial insights to inform their planning and actions.
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