Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Normally on NorthEATS Indiana, we report on the variety of restaurants, farms, and other food businesses in our region.

This week, we’re focusing on the lack of food. In Northeast Indiana, one in seven people don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

More than a million Hoosiers don’t know where their next meal will come from or when it will come, according to a report from Feeding America.

Nearly 16 percent of Indiana residents are food insecure – that includes nearly 346,000 children.  

More than half likely qualify for federal assistance, such as food stamps.  But 31 percent of those considered food insecure earn income above federal assistance eligibility levels – meaning their only access to help comes from charitable organizations.