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 Oneida in 2018:
- the food insecure population made up 11 percent of the population and numbered 470.
- food insecure children made up 14 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 180.
In Oneida in 2010:
- the food insecure population made up 14 percent of the population and numbered 580.
- food insecure children made up 17 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 220.
Between 2010 and 2018, the food insecure population in Oneida decreased by 19 percent and the number of food insecure children stayed the same 0 percent.