What are we measuring?
Food insecurity among children is used as a measure of a household’s inability to reliably provide enough food for its children to live an active, healthy life. It is used as an index for the risk of hunger among children. The food insecurity index is determined annually for each county in the U.S. using a methodology developed by Feeding America based on publicly available demographic and economic data.
Why are we measuring it?
How are we doing?
The estimated food insecurity rate for children in Fulton County has been steady at around 20% over the past four years. Over the same period, the rate for the state of Georgia has declined from over 26% to 21%. In 2017, the County had a higher rate than five national benchmark counties, had a lower rate than three, and was tied at 19.4% with Orange County, Florida and Franklin County, Ohio.