Who’s hungry in Tampa Bay? According to the new Hunger in America 2014 study conducted nationally by Feeding America, you would be surprised to learn the characteristics of the 841,000 hungry people in the community served yearly by Feeding America Tampa Bay.
Too often, we associate being hungry with negative stereotypes, such as being homeless or uneducated, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. The new Hunger in America data humanizes the hungry in our community by showing they’re largely families or seniors with homes. They truly are our neighbors, our friends, our fellow church members and our coworkers.
- 94% of our clients either own or rent a home.
- Nearly 25% (200,000) of the people we serve are children.
- There are more than 160,000 hungry seniors in Tampa Bay — many who have to choose between paying for food and medicine.