Feeding America first published the Map the Meal Gap project in early 2011, with the generous support of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and The Nielsen Company, to learn more about the face of hunger at the local level. In August, 2011, with the support of the ConAgra Foods Foundation, child food insecurity data was added to the project. The maps below reflect 2009-2011 data*, and will be updated every year with new data. Select a year and your state in our interactive map below and start learning more about the residents struggling with hunger in your community and the food banks that serve them.
*The 2011 state income-band percentages for the overall population were updated 07/24/2013. No changes were made to the 2011 food bank & county-level income bands, food insecurity rates and numbers, meal costs, meal gap or any child data.