A recent study found that more than 12 percent of Johnson County residents have limited access to the amount and quality of food needed to live a healthy life. That means that more than 17,000 people, including 7,000 children, don’t know when or where their next meal will come from.
The study done by Feeding America illuminates a problem that often is hidden from public view, according to Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry.
“There’s a lot of folks who are unaware that hunger and food insecurity exist in Indiana,” she said. “This shows that not only does it occur in Indiana but in every county in Indiana. There are still a large number of people who don’t know where their next meal will come from and how.”