Share of the Population that is Food Insecure
Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, Bay Area, and California | 2015
Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies
Data is from Map the Meal Gap 2017: Food Insecurity and Child Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level (using 2015 data). Silicon Valley data includes Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. Feeding America estimated food insecurity rates at the county level using a state-level relationship between food insecurity and poverty, unemployment, homeownership, and other indicators.
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Resources for Relevant Data and Reports (show)
- California Department of Education, Free/Reduced Price Meals
- CalWORKS Data Files
- Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy
- kidsdata.org (Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health)
- MTC Vital Signs
- Pew Research Center
- Public Policy Institute of California, Data Depot
- U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis