Food Insecurity Assessment in Miami

Table of Contents

Introduction

Miami is the most prosperous city in Florida. While the average income per household in the area is relatively normal, there are people who do not have regular meals. Although food insecurity is not among the major problems of the city, an assessment of the aggregate is pivotal for realizing the needs of economically disadvantaged people. The present paper aims at evaluating the situation concerning food insecurity in Miami, Florida, and acquiring a comprehensive picture of the aggregate population in general.

Aggregate Information

Miami, Florida, is the most populous city of the state and is situated in Miami-Dade County. The city is a home for 463,347 people, 72.6% of which are white and 19.2% are African American (“Miami, Florida population 2018,” 2018). The median income per household is $25,600, which is lower than the national median earning rate of $31,100 (“Miami, Florida population 2018,” 2018). The poverty rate in the area is 27.63%, which is also higher than the US average of 12.7% (“Miami, Florida population 2018,” 2018). In short, while the city is one of prosperous in the state, the population of the area is more likely to face economic problems in comparison with the nationwide average.

The aggregate was chosen as the object for assessment for three primary reasons. First, Miami is the city of personal interest of the author as it has proven to be the most stimulating and rewarding to examine the area of the author’s origin. Second, it is beneficial to reveal the information about food insecure people as the problems of the population layer are rarely in focus. Third, valuable data about social organizations that work with economically disadvantaged people can be acquired to assist in addressing the issues.

Observation and Analysis

While the food insecurity rate is significantly lower in Miami-Dade County as compared to the other counties of the state, the number of people battling hunger in the area is substantial. According to Feeding South Florida [FSF] (2017), there are 237,340 people (9% of the county’s population) who do not have access to regular meals. Hence, approximately 41,700 Miami residents are likely to face hunger.

By comparing the data mentioned above, there comes an understanding that not everyone living below the poverty line in Miami is struggling to provide food for their tables. Moreover, 100% of the indicated population qualifies for SNAP (Foods Stamps) and other federal nutrition programs (FSF, 2017). In short, the central weakness of the aggregate is the vast number of people facing food insecurity, while the considerable strength is that government authorities address the situation appropriately.

Another advantage of the community is that non-government organizations (NGOs), such as FSF, also help to feed the population in need. FSF (2017) reports feeding 25% of all the people fighting food insecurity of the area thus providing considerable support to government organizations in the matter. Such organizations also provide individuals with the ability to help their neighbors in need through donations of food and funds. In short, NGOs have proven to be beneficial for addressing food insecurity according to self-reports.

The data used for the assessment was gathered through community reconnaissance and informant interviews. Stanhope and Lancaster (2016) state that local websites are “very revealing of community economics and civic engagement” (p. 410). Moreover, the conducted interviews provided crucial insights for understanding the actual lifestyle of the people battling hunger. The chosen data collection instruments have proven to be helpful for the cause of the present paper.

Conclusion

The aggregate assessment revealed that among the 12.7% of the aggregate population living below the poverty line only 71% are not sure they have the means to get their next meal. The essential weakness of Miami, Florida is the vast number of people facing food insecurity. However, the apparent strength of the area is that government and non-government organizations properly address the question by providing meals for the people in need. In conclusion, it is safe to say that although a considerable part of the Miami population is battling hunger, the community reacts to the matter appropriately by helping people through different means.

References

Feeding South Florida. (2017). Map the meal gap 2017. Web.

. (2018). Web.

Stanhope, M. and Lancaster, J. (2016). Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Online Academic Experts
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Nursing
Paper much better compared to the one prior revision request. References need to be no more than the past 5 years.
Customer 452547, July 20th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
awesome job
Customer 453201, June 24th, 2022
IT, Web
Awesome paper in such a short amount of time. Was in a jam with another service who didn't deliver, but Theresa did the job correctly. I will use her again to do my essays for sure!
Customer 452967, November 27th, 2021
Business Management
Awesome job, Thank you
Customer 453201, June 12th, 2022
English 101
Thank you for this excellent analysis of the Alchemist.
Customer 453213, June 15th, 2022
Nursing
Thank you so much for your help! :)
Customer 453167, May 11th, 2022
Criminal Justice
This has been the greatest help while I am recovering from an illness. Thank your team so much.
Customer 452671, May 2nd, 2021
Nursing
Thank you
Customer 453087, March 5th, 2022
Psychology
Came in as promissed. Good paper.
Customer 453027, January 6th, 2022
Human Resources Management (HRM)
On time and as always a great service! This semester has been very time consuming a tough for my family so this service has not only been a life saver but helped me keep up my grades! If you are in a time crunch or need help, don't hesitate! They are worth it!
Customer 453077, April 4th, 2022
Business Studies
Paper is great. Just only needed the one reference. Thank you
Customer 453139, May 4th, 2022
Education
Very fast response and did a excellent job.
Customer 453201, May 31st, 2022
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat
AllEscortAllEscort
Live ChatWhatsApp
AllEscort