Hunger in Henderson County, Illinois

  • In Illinois, 1,052,040 people are facing hunger. Out of the 1,052,040 people 373,740 of those are children.
  • In Henderson County there are 620 recorded households that suffer from food insecurity.
  • 1 in 9 children face hunger.
  • The average cost of a meal in Henderson County, Illinois is $3.16. The annual food budget shortfall is $315,00. 
  • Henderson County has a 9.2% food insecurity rate. 
  • Because of COVID-19 unemployment and food insecurity soared. In 2021, 53 million people turned to food banks and community programs for help.

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