Trends and Challenges Related to Food Insecurity Among Rural Households with School-aged Children–Before, During, and Beyond the Pandemic
This policy brief is part of a suite of tools developed by the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration and the Delaware Council on Farm and Food Policy. It presents Delaware-specific issues related to school-aged children from rural, low-income, and/or minority households, including a case study of food-security vulnerabilities in western Sussex County. Examples of how continual data and mapping resources can be used to better understand the communities in this region are featured. National food insecurity issues and efforts are discussed to provide broader context. This brief presents long-term considerations and opportunities to address barriers to accessing community food resources at the state and local levels.
Food insecurity, Summer meal programs, Children, Delaware