Poverty and Hunger in Eau Claire County

hidden hungerFallHidden Hunger Newsletter
In 2013, nearly 500 community members gained local food security awareness at five events and media outreach (For an example, view WQOW $4.50 a Day video below). One third of those members requested additional information and/or offered to assist with local hunger initiatives. Eau Claire County Hidden Hunger  Newsletter was initiated in June.

$4.50 a Day video

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Eau Claire County Poverty/Food Security Quiz – Are families hungry in Eau Claire county?  Individuals can experience food insecurity and be overweight.  The issue is about affordable healthy food as well as quantity of food. Food insecurity is the term now used instead of hunger. Food insecurity is defined as limited or uncertain availability of healthy, adequate and safe food for a healthy and active lifestyle. Take the Eau Claire County Poverty and Food Insecurity Quiz to learn more about local poverty and food insecurity issues.  To take the quiz click HERE!

Hidden Hunger in Eau Claire County, The Meaning of Food Insecurity.  Focus Group Research Project conducted by UW Eau Claire, and UW-Extension and Feed My People Food Bank, as members of Hunger Prevention Coalition for Eau Claire County.  View preliminary results in poster and handout.

Hunger Resources 

New WIC Food Insecurity Research Results: WIC Food-Security-Report-2012-FINAL.pdf, published by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services 2012.

Poverty Reduction

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Poverty Awareness for Community Engagement
is a curriculum designed to meet the diverse needs of Wisconsin communities and the programming goals of the educators who use it.  Please see the information on professional development workshops for schools, community groups and non-profits:



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