Food insecurity has significant consequences for the population's health, educational outcomes, income, and workforce participation. According to the USDA, a household is considered to be food insecure if, at any time during the previous year, there was a lack of access to sufficient food for a healthy and active life for every household member due to a lack of resources.
In Adams in 2018:
- the food insecure population made up 13 percent of the population and numbered 540.
- food insecure children made up 18 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 130.
In Adams in 2010:
- the food insecure population made up 22 percent of the population and numbered 850.
- food insecure children made up 26 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 220.
Between 2010 and 2018, the food insecure population in Adams decreased by 36 percent and the number of food insecure children decreased by 32 percent.