Food insecurity refers to the USDA’s measure of lack of regular access to nutritional food for an active and healthy life. Feeding America estimates that the food insecurity rate in Carroll County is 17.4 percent of the total population, a 32 percent increase caused by COVID-19. The child food insecurity rate is 27.3 percent, a 43 percent increase caused by the pandemic.
Food Insecurity Rate
Child Food Insecurity Rate
Your Foodbank’s Response
In 2020, your Foodbank distributed 910,216 pounds of food and essential items to families in need in Carroll County, the equivalent to 737,174 meals. Of that, 151,405 pounds was fresh, nutritious produce, which was distributed for free.
Your support helps seniors like John and Anna
John and Anna don’t have to choose between their medication and groceries because they can find help at the Foodbank’s drive-thru food distribution when they need it. With compromised immune systems, remaining in their vehicle to receive food is the safest option for them.