Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the Office of Food Security Developed?

Difficult economic conditions in Nevada have led to an increase in the number of households that are food insecure, meaning that they do not have "access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members." From 2007 to 2010, Nevada experienced a 50 percent increase from 10 percent to 15 percent in households that were food insecure, compared to the number of households prior to the recession (Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service).

What does food security mean?

Food security means to increase access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. There are ranges of food security and food insecurity, characteristics of households and recommendations by the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academies. Find more information here.
Last Updated: 12/9/2015