Every 1 in 4 people are food insecure in Los Angeles County. Hunger affects all groups of people regardless of education level, employment status or ethnicity. Food insecurity means having limited, uncertain, or inconsistent access to the quality and quantity of food that is necessary to live a healthy life. Having sustained access to enough food is tied to positive social, physical, and mental health outcomes. 50% of children living in low income households are affected by food insecurity.