A big thanks to Sierra Harvestfor honoring IFM's very own Executive Director, Phil Alonso as this month's Local Food Hero! Congratulations to Phil for all his hard work to make sure everyone in our community has access to 'wholesum' locally grown food. Together with the Good Food For All program, led by Alan Haight, this group is addressing the needs of community members in most need. A shout out to all the local farmers who are part of this important program bringing better nutrition and access to 'good food for all'.
Voted Best of Nevada County in 2021!
By supporting the Good Food For All Program
your donations will be doubled to purchase wholesome healthy produce from local Nevada and Placer County Farms! Everyone deserves good food. Find out more about the program here or donate directly here!
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Poverty and Hunger in America & Nevada County
Poverty and hunger in America often go hand in hand, but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. People living above the poverty line are often at risk of hunger as well. Research demonstrates that unemployment, rather than poverty, is a better predictor of food insecurity among people living in the United States.
US Statistics on Poverty The most recent government statistics on poverty collected show that in 2015,
43.1 million people (13.5 percent) were in poverty, including 14.5 million (20 percent) children under the age of 18.
42.2 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including more than 13 million children.
14,000, or roughly 1 out 7 Nevada County residents live in food -insecure households