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 Shelby County is 11.5% of the total population, and the child food insecurity rate is 15.1%.
Child Food Insecurity
Dare to Care’s Response
Last year, Dare to Care distributed enough food to provide 1,185,490 meals to Shelby County families in need. Of that, 556,539 pounds were fresh produce, which was distributed for free.