By the Numbers

About 151,600 people in our five-county service area do not have consistent access to nutritious food. Nearly one-third of them are children.

All Counties:

Population:
1,282,526

Total food insecure:
151,610

Total food insecurity rate:
11.8%

Total food insecure children:
46,470

Child food insecurity rate:
20.4%

Charlotte County

Population:

173,236

Food-Insecure Population (Overall):

22,460

Food-Insecure Children:

4,700

Collier County

Population:

356,774

Food-Insecure Population (Overall):

36,120

Food-Insecure Children:

12,400

Glades County

Population:

13,197

Food-Insecure Population (Overall):

1,850

Food-Insecure Children:

470

Hendry County

Population:

39,064

Food-Insecure Population (Overall):

5,130

Food-Insecure Children:

2,500

Lee County

Population:

700,165

Food-Insecure Population (Overall):

86,050

Food-Insecure Children:

26,400

*Map the Meal Gap 2019; Feeding America (Data compiled from 2017)

32%

Children

19%

Seniors

49%

Adults

Many of the families we serve are faced with difficult choices.

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had to choose between food and utilities

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had to choose between food and transportation

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had to choose between food and healthcare

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had to choose between food and housing

*Hunger in America Study 2014, Feeding America


 

Total food distribution (Fiscal year 2016-2020)


Pounds of food distributed by county (Fiscal year 2016-2020)


Total pounds of fresh produce distributed by county (Fiscal year 2016-2020)

20,000,000

32.4 million pounds distributed

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More than 150 partner agencies

35000

Hours of service provided by 7,363 Volunteers

90000

More than $1.5 million of volunteer in-kind service

people are hungry in Southwest Florida

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children are hungry in Southwest Florida