Because no one
should go hungry.

Who’s hungry in Tampa Bay? You might be surprised to learn that Florida is fourth in the nation for family hunger. Or, that 60% of the population in West Central Florida is eligible for food stamps. Many at-risk students won’t eat at all between lunch on Friday and breakfast Monday morning. Although these facts may surprise you, they are hard realities for the one in six in our region who live with daily hunger.

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  • 21,210

    number of food insecure people

    15.1%

    of county population

  • 11,850

    number of food insecure people

    12.6%

    of county population

  • 26,520

    number of food insecure people

    15.4%

    of county population

  • 68,790

    number of food insecure people

    14.8%

    of county population

  • 101,060

    number of food insecure people

    16.7%

    of county population

  • 204,240

    number of food insecure people

    16.5%

    of county population

  • 144,350

    number of food insecure people

    15.7%

    of county population

  • 48,670

    number of food insecure people

    15.0%

    of county population

  • 4,440

    number of food insecure people

    16.2%

    of county population

  • 15,390

    number of food insecure people

    15.6%

    of county population

Hunger in America

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 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.

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age
24%
19%
57%

Children and Seniors make up nearly half of the hunger population in Tampa Bay.

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Many at-risk students won’t eat between Friday lunch and Monday breakfast.

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race
44%
40%
13%
3%

All ethnic groups are impacted by hunger in our region.

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