Hunger in Portage County

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 Portage County is 11.7% of the total population, 18,970 individuals. The child food insecurity rate is 13.8%, 4,200 children. 


Your Foodbank’s Response

In 2022, your Foodbank distributed 1,618,685 pounds of food and essential items to families in need in Portage County, the equivalent of 1,348,904 meals. Of that, 389,176 pounds was fresh, nutritious produce, which was distributed for free.

Your support helps Peggy and Troy

“God bless everyone that makes this possible,” Peggy said. “I’m grateful we can come here for help and everyone is kind and compassionate. No one here is looking down on us for needing the help.”