The Planning Council collects and analyzes data to understand and show priorities for the region.  Farm2Childcare focuses on food insecurity, hunger, food deserts, obesity and childhood nutrition. 

Food Insecurity

Data from Feeding America, shows that in the United States, 1 in 7 people struggle with hunger.   According to the USDA, food security means “access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.”

In South Hampton Roads and Western Tidewater, VA 44,340 children are food insecure.

# of children food insecure in S Hampton Roads and WT