Meals of Hope Food Pantry
According to a 2018 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 88.9 percent of U.S. households were food secure throughout the year. The remaining 11.1 percent of households were food insecure at least some time during the year, including 4.3 percent(5.6 million households) that had very low food security. What this means is that one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because of the inability to afford enough food.
While these numbers have declined slightly over the past few years following a recessionary spike that began in 2007, they still represent a significant part of our population that needs our help.