Closing The Gap On Food Insecurity: Hunger Worsens In Illinois (Part 1)

In Part 1 of the latest four-part Closing the Gap series, Reset digs into how food insecurity has impacted Chicago and Illinois, and what it would take to stop the crisis.

Closing The Gap On Food Insecurity: Hunger Worsens In Illinois (Part 1)

In Part 1 of the latest four-part Closing the Gap series, Reset digs into how food insecurity has impacted Chicago and Illinois, and what it would take to stop the crisis.

Food insecurity is one of the nation’s leading health crises, affecting 1 in 6 people — and the pandemic is making things worse. Now, with illness and record job loss, more people than ever are worrying about barren cupboards.

So what does food insecurity look like in Illinois? Who is most affected, and what resources are available to help residents make ends meet? In this four-part series, Reset takes a deep dive into what food insecurity looks like in Chicago and the suburbs, and how local organizations are working to close the gap in certain communities.

GUEST: Craig Gundersen, professor of agriculture and economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; creator of Feeding America’s “Map The Meal Gap