By the numbers

Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap” study, based on statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, says 31,430 Mahoning Valley children face food insecurity.

Food insecurity numbers

Ohio: 2,054,290, or 17.8 percent of the state’s population.

Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties combined: 91,620, or 16.4 percent of the tri-county area’s population.

Columbiana County: 16,760, or 15.5 percent of the county’s population.

Mahoning County: 41,080, or 17.1 percent of the county’s population.

Trumbull County: 33,780, or 16 percent of the county’s population.

Source: Feeding America Map the Meal Gap study

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