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To learn more about Anthem’s efforts to combat food insecurity, visit thinkanthem.com/FoodInsecurity.
Food insecurity is the most commonly reported social need in the United States.  In 2020 alone, 54 million people were estimated to be facing food insecurity, including 18 million children.  These numbers are growing. Food banks estimate that 40% of current visitors are suffering from food shortages for the first time due to COVID-19. 
Due to health inequalities, Black and Latino households have higher rates of food insecurity.  Chronic conditions are on the rise.  Children and young adults with food insecurity are less likely to receive preventative medical care and have higher rates of anxiety and depression. , 
It’s time for individuals and corporations to stand together to fight hunger in the United States.
Anthem, Inc. is firmly committed, long-term, to public health initiatives to reduce food insecurity across our nation. Our breadth of local and national resources uniquely positions us to address this issue. Our multi-pronged approach includes:
- Donating $16 million in grant programs to address food insecurity
- Mobilizing the community of 70,000+ Anthem associates to help drive meaningful change
- Working alongside nonprofit organizations to take direct community action
- Rewarding care providers for taking a whole-health approach that recognizes food insecurity
- Structuring benefits to ensure food security
While there are many uncertainties during this time, food insecurity is an issue with a clear solution. That’s why Anthem is working every day to make food more accessible to our communities. Whole person health is more than healthcare, it’s well-being and security.
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