Food insecurity refers to the USDA’s measure of lack of regular access to nutritional food for an active and healthy life. The food insecurity rate in Carroll County is 16.1% of the total population, and the child food insecurity rate is 23%.
16.1% of Carroll County's population or 1,710 individuals
Child Food Insecurity
23% of Carroll County's population under 18 or 630 children
Dare to Care’s Response
Last year, Dare to Care distributed enough food to provide 172,212 meals to Carroll County families in need. Of that, 62,540 pounds were fresh produce, which was distributed for free.
172,212 meals provided to hungry neighbors in Carroll County in 2021
62,540 pounds of free produce distributed in Carroll County in 2021