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Hunger Statistics

Hunger exists in every corner of Colorado, and it affects people from all walks of life. Feeding America estimates that food insecurity in Colorado has increased by nearly 20% due to the pandemic. That means 1 in 8 people—almost 700,000 of our neighbors, including nearly 185,000 children—is unable to access the food they need, an increase from 1 in 10 in 2019.

  • Hundreds of thousands of children and families living in Colorado face hunger and food insecurity every day.
  • The pandemic has most impacted families that were already facing hunger or one paycheck away from facing hunger.
  • Households with children are more likely to experience food insecurity.
  • Every community in our state is home to families who face hunger, including rural and suburban communities.
  • Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and need to rely on their local Feeding Colorado food banks for support.
Peach

139 MILLION

pounds distributed throughout Colorado

Plate

116 MILLION

meals provided to our neighbors in need

Apple

90,610

donors invested in our neighbors experiencing hunger last year through financial support

Farmer

79

farmers dedicated to feeding Coloradans
at risk of hunger

Hands and Heart

36,034

volunteers invested time across Colorado to ensure families have access to food


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