The local stats and more will tell you more than just the numbers for the Dayton-Montgomery County Area suffering from hunger and food insecurity.
- 66% of Montgomery County’s food deserts are located within the City of Dayton[i].
- 73% of clients served by The Foodbank report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel [ii].
- 33.2% of West Dayton residents living in food deserts eat < 1 vegetable per day[iii].
We are all impacted when our neighbors struggle to eat.
We cannot have a healthy and vibrant community if nearly one-third of our families with children struggle with food hardship[iv]. In study after study, we see the connection between nutrition and chronic disease, brain development and job performance. Without healthy food in their bellies, how we can expect our children to learn in school? Without access to a grocery store, how can we expect patients to eat the food their doctors recommend? Without knowing where their next meal is coming from, how can we expect workers to perform at their jobs?
The Hall Hunger Initiative is teaming up with community members, Public Health, The City of Dayton, Montgomery County, the Foodbank, Homefull, Mission of Mary, Dayton Urban Grown, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, among others, to meet the nutritional needs of our residents.
Please join us and our partners as we build a more food secure Dayton and Montgomery County.
Get in touch with us to help bring food security to the Dayton-Montgomery County area.