Map the Meal Gap

This groundbreaking study conducted annually by Feeding America shows that one in five children in Peoria are struggling with hunger.  The study, updated yearly with new data, also reveals that there are families struggling with hunger in every county in America. Nationally, one in six Americans overall is food insecure.

Map the Meal Gap provides the following data for Peoria Area Food Bank service area, in an interactive map format:

  • The percentage of the population who is food insecure
  • The percentage of children that are eligible for assistance from federal nutrition programs like Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), free or reduced-price school meals, and others
  • The percentage of children that are not eligible for assistance from federal nutrition programs like Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), free or reduced-price school meals, and others

Click on the map to the right to take a closer look at hunger statistics in America, and in communities like yours.