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 Camas in 2017:
- the food insecure population made up 14 percent of the population and numbered 130.
- food insecure children made up 21 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 50.
In Camas in 2010:
- the food insecure population made up 19 percent of the population and numbered 230.
- food insecure children made up 28 percent of all children under age 18 and numbered 90.
Between 2010 and 2017, the food insecure population in Camas decreased by 43 percent and the number of food insecure children decreased by 44 percent.