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 Wayne County is 11% of the total population, 12,770 individuals. The child food insecurity rate is 12.7%, 3,580 children.
Your Foodbank’s Response
In 2022, your Foodbank distributed 1,719,143 pounds of food and essential items to families in need in Wayne County, the equivalent of 1,432,619 meals. Of that, 476,933 was fresh, nutritious produce, which was distributed for free.
Your support helps Jessica
“I have food stamps, but we don’t get much. When they do run out, I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to eat.”