Report: 1 in 5 Chicagoans suffer 'food insecurity'

September 21, 2011 3:00:40 PM PDT
A growing number of people in Chicago aren't sure where they will find their next meal.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository released numbers Wednesday on what it calls "food insecurity." Overall, Chicago has a food insecurity rate of 20.6 percent.

Both the Englewood and North Lawndale communities had rates of 31.2 percent. That contrasts with the Lakeview neighborhood, which has a food insecurity rate of 9.7 percent.

The food depository plans to use the study to improve it hunger-fighting efforts. It distributed 69 million pounds of food last year.