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 Clark in 2017:
- the food insecure population made up 12 percent of the population and numbered 120.
- food insecure children made up 19 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 70.
In Clark in 2010:
- the food insecure population made up 13 percent of the population and numbered 110.
- food insecure children made up 25 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 60.
Between 2010 and 2017, the food insecure population in Clark increased by 9 percent and the number of food insecure children decreased by 33 percent.