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 Washington County is 13.2% of the total population, and the child food insecurity rate is 15.9%.
13.2% of Washington County's population or 3,680 individuals
Child Food Insecurity
15.9% of Washington County's population under 18 or 1,010 children
Dare to Care’s Response
Last year, Dare to Care distributed enough food to provide 422,422 meals to Washington County families in need. Of that, 217,000 pounds were fresh produce, which was distributed for free.
422,422 meals provided to hungry neighbors in Washington County in 2021
217,000 pounds of free produce distributed in Washington County in 2021