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 Spencer County is 9.8% of the total population, and the child food insecurity rate is 10.8%.
9.8% of Spencer County's population or 1,830 individuals
Child Food Insecurity
10.8% of Spencer County's population under 18 or 460 children
Dare to Care’s Response
Last year, Dare to Care distributed enough food to provide 192,747 meals to Spencer County families in need. Of that, 76,000 pounds were fresh produce, which was distributed for free.
192,747 meals provided to hungry neighbors in Spencer County in 2021
76,000 pounds of free produce distributed in Spencer County in 2021