Food Insecurity And Homelessness

Many people associate homelessness with hunger. Often, those experiencing homelessness also experience hunger, but the issue also extends beyond the unhoused population: according to Move For Hunger, “more than 42 million Americans are food insecure, meaning they don’t have access to an adequate supply of nutritious, affordable food. To put these numbers into perspective, the National Alliance to End Homelessness estimated that about 580,000 Americans experienced homelessness on a single night in 2020. Food insecurity often precedes homelessness, as individuals are forced to choose between paying for housing or groceries, meaning that millions of Americans may be at risk of becoming homeless.