Alabama ranks as the second worst state for food insecurity and West Alabama accounts for the majority of the highest numbers.
hunger. imagine not knowing where your next meal is coming from. it’s a reality for nearly a quarter of families in alabama. it’s a condition commonly referred to as food insecurity. west alabama experiences some of the highest numbers of food insecurity in the state. that’s according to a recent study from the food research and action center. a spokesperson with the west alabama food bank says they’ )ve +also+ seen a frightening increase in the number of middle income families seeking assistance. (LIPSY)<”Like a lady showed up here this morning, asking for food, well if she knew what the system was, she would know that we don’t deliver food to individuals. She would have been going to one of our agencies and trying to find food.”> high unemployment rates along rising food and gas prices are largely to blame for the growing number of families in need of food assistance.