Children and Hunger
40% of the client households served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee have at least one member younger than age 18. Among client households with children younger than age 18, 43.7% are single parent households. The study shows that 79.9% of client households with children under 18 are food insecure. Among all clients with children, 4.1% stated that, during the previous 12 months, their children were often not eating enough because they just cound not afford enough food. 18.2% of the clients with children said that their children skipped meals because there was not enough money for food during the previous months.
*According to Hunger in America Study 2010 (Hunger in America 2014 results will be published as soon as they become available)