Sep 16 Wednesday

Understanding the Roots of Racism: Food Insecurity

Hosted by United Way of Central Indiana

Event Details

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online Online, Online, 46256

Event Description

African Americans are more than twice as likely to experience hunger and only 8% have a grocery store in their census tract. The USDA defines food insecurity as a “household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” Food insecurity in households with children causes adverse physical, social and psychological outcomes for the whole family, including greater risk for diabetes, hypertension, depression, stress and behavioral problems. And in Black populations, food insecurity is significantly higher than for whites. Learn more from our panelists about the work that needs to be done to continue dismantling racism in community food efforts.