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Hunger Facts

Montgomery County Food Bank Stats

The landscape:

• We serve all of Montgomery County – population: 556,206 people (census)

1 in 6 people are food insecure in Montgomery County (Feeding America)

1 in 4 children are food insecure in Montgomery County (Feeding America)

41% of the students in CISD is are receiving free & or reduced-price lunches (CISD counselors)

67% of the students in New Caney children are receiving free or reduced-price lunches (NCISD counselors)

• More than 50% of seniors who visit emergency rooms arrive malnourished (annemergmed.com)

• The rate of hunger, very low food security, is generally around 5% of the total US population (Feeding America)

Two thirds of food insecure households with children have at least one full time working adult (USDA)

MCFB impact:

10 million nutritional meals distributed in FY 2018.

$1 = 5 meals

44% of pounds distributed is fresh produce in FY 2018

4.5 million pounds rescued from the landfill since April 2017 to June 2018

4,100 volunteers in 2017

52 partner agencies