Impact of Pandemic
on Hunger in America

  • Increase in people seeking help from food banks due to pandemic: 55%
  • Meals distributed during the pandemic as of April 2021: 6 billion+
  • Percent fewer meals served by child food service programs in 2020 compared to 2019: 30%
  • Food insecurity during the pandemic by race: 

    White: 1 in 12
Latino: 1 in 6

    Black: 1 in 5
Native American: 1 in 4
  • Gender most likely to experience food insecurity: female
  • Number of people seeking food assistance who were past donors and food bank volunteers: approximately 4 in 10

For More Information:
Feeding America:
Why Hunger:
The Greater Boston Food Bank: