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 Summit County is 17.3 percent of the total population, a 31 percent increase caused by COVID-19. The child food insecurity rate is 26.2 percent, a 44 percent increase caused by the pandemic.
Food Insecurity Rate
Child Food Insecurity Rate
Your Foodbank’s Response
In 2020, your Foodbank distributed 12,639,757 pounds of food and essential items to families in need in Summit County, the equivalent of 10,231,858 meals. Of that, 2,588,618 pounds was fresh, nutritious produce, which was distributed for free.
Your support helps Keywanna
Without the food pantry, “We would struggle. My family would suffer, we’d have more stress, and we wouldn’t know how we were going to put food on the table. This place makes a difference.” Keywanna, is the full-time caregiver for two of her own children and recently, her five nieces and nephews.