Food insecurity is influenced by drivers including poverty, unemployment, and household assets. A long history of racism and structural oppression has been perpetuated through policies that have caused many communities of color to face disparities in those drivers and, in turn, food insecurity itself. To better understand these disparities, Feeding America conducts research exploring the intersection of race & ethnicity and food insecurity. This research can be found here as it become available.
For the first time in the study’s history, Map the Meal Gap 2022 included local food insecurity estimates for several racial and ethnic groups. Explore to see how food insecurity differs within Black, Latino, and white communities, and read our report which includes findings and analysis from the study, along with national-level insights about food insecurity among Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American communities.
Other Available Research
Learn about how Asian American, Black, Latino, and Native American communities experience food insecurity.
View our 2010 study, in partnership with the Urban Institute, examining the ways that federal food assistance programs help Latino children and their families.