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Hartford Food Share 2019

Hunger exists in every one of the 42 towns and cities in Hartford and Tolland counties.
People across Connecticut are confronted with the difficult decisions of paying for rent or heat or medicine, instead of buying food. This is happening right here in our towns, and it affects our neighbors.

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Hunger in Greater Hartford
Hunger exists in every one of the 42 towns and cities in Hartford and Tolland counties.
People across Connecticut are confronted with the difficult decisions of paying for rent or heat or medicine, instead of buying food. This is happening right here in our towns, and it affects our neighbors.

HARTFORD COUNTYTOLLAND COUNTY
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PEOPLE IN HARTFORD AND TOLLAND COUNTIES ARE AT RISK OF HUNGER.
118,000 of our neighbors struggle with food insecurity, meaning they lack consistent access to enough food.
1 in 7
CHILDREN IN HARTFORD AND TOLLAND COUNTIES ARE AT RISK OF HUNGER.
33,000 kids in Greater Hartford aren’t getting the food they need to learn and grow
42%
OF OUR SERVICE POPULATION DOESN'T QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE.
An estimated 42% of the food insecure people in Hartford and Tolland counties live in households with incomes too high to qualify for most federal nutrition assistance programs, including SNAP. Foodshare and our partner programs help these households put food on the table.

The Impact of Food Insecurity
People are hungry not because there isn’t enough food, but because they do not have the resources to access and afford enough food. What would you do if you knew you didn’t have enough money to buy food for your family this week? Or, if you did buy food, you wouldn’t be able to pay your rent or get your prescription filled. Those are the choices that too many of our neighbors have to make every day.

The Feeding America 2014 Hunger in America study found that households that seek charitable food assistance had to make tough budget choices at some point during the year:

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69%
Had to choose between
food and utilities

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67%
Had to choose between
food and transportation

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66%
Had to choose between
food and medical care

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57%
Had to choose between
food and housing

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31%
Had to choose between
food and education

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