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 Stark County is 13.1% of the total population, 48,510 individuals. The child food insecurity rate is 18%, 14,410 children.
Your Foodbank’s Response
In 2022, your Foodbank distributed 9,041,776 pounds of food and essential items to families in need in Stark County, the equivalent of 7,534,813 meals. Of that, 2,199,026 pounds was fresh, nutritious produce, which was distributed for free.
Your support helps Jim
“When you’re used to working, you feel like you’re never going to need help with groceries. But when it gets to that point, and you have no choice, you do what you have to do.”