DO YOU KNOW WHAT HUNGER LOOKS LIKE?

Treasure Coast Food Bank serves nearly 100,000 individuals per week. Through our network of more than 300 partner agencies and our own direct service programs, we distribute millions of pounds of nutritious food and meals a year to help solve hunger in our community!

WHO WE SERVE

COUNTIES WE SERVE

Our service area covers four counties – Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee County.

Hunger Statistics on the Treasure Coast

Nearly 100,000 people on the Treasure Coast do not know where their next meal is coming from. Florida is ranked 12th in the nation for food insecurity with 1 in 7 living in food insecure homes.

The Root Causes of Food Insecurity

Poverty is frequently cited as the root cause of food insecurity. In the U.S., low-income households are much more likely to be food insecure. Unemployment, low wages, and other burdens can make it difficult to obtain adequate, nutritious food—especially when household food budgets must compete with other priorities, such as housing, medical, and child-care costs.

Overall Food Insecurity Rate

13.1%
11.3%
14.8%
13.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.1%

Indian River County

11.8%

Martin County

25.3%

Okeechobee County

17.9%

St. Lucie County

Child Food Insecurity Rate

21.3%
23.0%
18.1%
20.6%

Child Poverty Rate

22.7%

Indian River County

18.1%

Martin County

37.1%

Okeechobee County

27.3%

St. Lucie County

Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, has updated their landmark study, “Map the Meal Gap,” providing further insight about the number of meals missing from the tables of America’s hungry each year – an estimated 42,238,000 nationwide.

A summary of the findings, an interactive map of the United States, and the full report are available on Feeding America’s website.