Report On Indiana’s Hungry

The economy is improving but almost 16-percent of Indiana’s households are struggling to put enough food on the table, according to the Food Research and Action Center, a national anti-hunger group. That rate is nearly 19-percent for households with children.

The hardship often goes unseen by those not looking for it, according to officials with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, a statewide association of food banks. Hunger, they say, can hide behind the doors of nice houses with mortgages in default, or the heat turned off, or all of the income going to housing costs, leaving little or no money for food.