Hunger in America is a national study conducted by Feeding America. These studies provide demographic profiles of people seeking food assistance from the charitable sector. Hunger in America 2014 is the sixth and most comprehensive study undertaken.
Feeding America conducts an annual Map the Meal Gap study to improve the understanding of food insecurity and food costs at the local level. The most recent release is based on data from 2018.
ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households are those that live above the federal poverty level, but below a basic survival threshold that includes being able to pay for housing, child care, food, health care and transportation. This report reveals that 1.54 million households in Michigan are struggling to support themselves.