UW-Green Bay, UW Extension partner in food pantry findings

Local food pantry consumers have reported a much lower rate of food insecurity than in 2009, a study released last week reports. Food insecurity rates of food pantry consumers have fluctuated over the past 15 years, peaking at 89% in 2009 and decreasing to 45% in 2014 according to the report, Food Insecurity, Barriers and Possible Solutions (pdf), released last week. Brown County UW Extension Nutrition Education Program and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Social Work and Center for Public Affairs) have partnered to monitor trends that will enable the community to engage in action strategies to improve food security in Brown County. See the press release and link to the report.