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 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)

26%

Children

15%

Seniors

59%

Other individuals

*Hunger in America Study 2014, Feeding America

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

All Counties:

2014-15:

  • 18.4 million pounds of food
  • 6.5 million pounds of produce

2015-16:

  • 20.6 million pounds of food
  • 6.4 million pounds of produce
  • 1 million pounds of food distributed out of service area

2016-17:

  • 22.3 million pounds of food
  • 6.6 pounds of produce
  • 2.6 million pounds of food distributed out of service area

2017-18:

  • 24 million pounds of food
  • 6.4 million pounds of produce
  • 1.5 million pounds of food distributed out of service area

2018-19:

  • 26.7 million pounds of food
  • 6.4 million pounds of produce
  • 4.8 million pounds of food distributed out of service area

Amount Needed to feed everyone in our area who is hungry by 2032:
48.6 million pounds of food

Collier County:

2014-15:

  • 3.2 million pounds of food
  • 1.1 million pounds of produce

2015-16:

  • 4.2 million pounds of food
  • 1.4 million pounds of produce

2016-17:

  • 4.8 million pounds of food
  • 1.6 million pounds of produce

2017-18:

  • 5.1 million pounds of food
  • 1.3 million pounds of produce

2018-19:

  • 5.7 million pounds of food
  • 1.6 million pounds of produce

Charlotte County:

2014-15:

  • 2.2 million pounds of food
  • 72,000 pounds of produce

2015-16:

  • 2.45 million pounds of food
  • 85,000 pounds of produce

2016-17:

  • 2.3 million pounds of food
  • 86,000 pounds of produce

2017-18:

  • 2.7 million pounds of food
  • 1.01 million pounds of produce

2018-19:

  • 3.6 million pounds of food
  • 1.4 million pounds of produce

Glades County:

2014-15:

  • 361,000 pounds of food
  • 193,000 pounds of produce

2015-16:

  • 458,000 pounds of food
  • 207,000 pounds of produce

2016-17:

  • 465,000 pounds of food
  • 189,000 pounds of produce

2017-18:

  • 564,000 pounds of food
  • 146,000 pounds of produce
  • 2018-19:
  • 571,000 pounds of food
  • 141,000 pounds of produce

Hendry County:

2014-15:

  • 900 million pounds of food
  • 414,000 pounds of produce

2015-16:

  • 1.2 million pounds of food
  • 448,000 pounds of produce

2016-17:

  • 1.1 million pounds of food
  • 504,000 pounds of produce

2017-18:

  • 1.625 million pounds of food
  • 539,000 pounds of produce

2018-19:

  • 1.5 million pounds of food
  • 404,000 pounds of produce

Lee County:

2014-15:

  • 11.8 million pounds of food
  • 4.1 million pounds of produce

2015-16:

  • 11.3 million pounds of food
  • 3.3 million pounds of produce

2016-17:

  • 11 million pounds of food
  • 3.3 million pounds of produce

2017-18:

  • 12.5 million pounds of food
  • 3.4 million pounds of produce

2018-19:

  • 10.5 million pounds of food
  • 2.3 million pounds of produce
20,000,000

24 million pounds distributed

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More than 150 partner agencies

35000

Hours of service provided by 3,839 Volunteers

90000

More than $1 million of volunteer in-kind service

people are hungry in Southwest Florida

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children are hungry in Southwest Florida

Giving Model

  • Our giving model allows us to turn every $1 gift into $8 worth of food value.
  • 96% of all gifts raised go directly to programs serving people in need.
  • Only 4% of gifts go to administrative and funding.