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 16.1% of the total population, and the child food insecurity rate is 17.0%.
Child Food Insecurity
Dare to Care’s Response
Last year, Dare to Care distributed enough food to provide 11,794,950 meals to Jefferson County families in need. Of that, 3,800,536 pounds were fresh produce, which was distributed for free.