We welcome members of the media, researchers, and others in our community to explore our fact sheets and press releases to learn more about food insecurity statistics, hunger in our region, and the innovative ways we’re working to address it.
Food insecurity in our region
- Over 400,000 people throughout the Washington metro area struggle to get the food they need at points throughout the year
- One third of those who are food insecure are children
- People who struggle with hunger live in every single neighborhood in our region
- 95 percent of those who receive food from the food bank have a home
- Hunger affects people of every race, religion, and age group
- Hunger is on the rise in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs
- Hunger is on the rise among seniors as the Baby Boomers age
To learn more, please download the PDFs of our in-depth fact sheets, which provide insight into specific areas within our region.
- Washington Metro Area
How we’re addressing the problem
- We anchor the hunger relief infrastructure in our region, distributing food through a network of over 450 nonprofit partner organizations
- With those partners, we distribute over 30 million meals annually
- Nearly 9,000 seniors receive groceries through our programs monthly
- More than 3,000 children eat warm evening meals after school through our after-school meal programs
- More than 7,000 families receive fresh produce and groceries in school-based markets
- We also have programming that targets the root causes of hunger by using food to accelerate the impact of partners offering services ranging from healthcare to job training.
We invite you to explore the rest of our site to learn what we do and how we do it. For media inquiries, please call (202) 644-9864.