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 Jefferson County is 11.7% of the total population, and the child food insecurity rate is 16.2%.
11.7% of Jefferson County's population or 89,690 individuals
Child Food Insecurity
16.2% of Jefferson County's population under 18 or 27,760 children
Dare to Care’s Response
Last year, Dare to Care distributed enough food to provide 13,871,260 meals to Jefferson County families in need. Of that, 4,356,000 pounds were fresh produce, which was distributed for free.
13,871,260 meals provided to hungry neighbors in Jefferson County in 2021
4,356,000 pounds of free produce distributed in Jefferson County in 2021