An Avoidable $2.4 Billion Cost: The Estimated Health-Related Costs of Food Insecurity and Hunger in Massachusetts

Hunger is a health issue.

This report communicates direct and indirect health-related expenditures attributable to food insecurity and hunger in the state of Massachusetts in 2016. It also includes special educational costs associated with food insecurity. In this report we use the most up-to-date information available on costs of treating health conditions in Massachusetts, and the most recently available research findings on food insecurity and its relationships to adverse health conditions from peer-reviewed journal articles and reports.