Feeding America is the nation's leading provider of emergency food. Its study of how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect food insecurity includes projected 2020 estimates of total and child food insecurity rates.
In Gem, it is projected that
- 19.5 percent of the total population will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 13.9 percent in 2018.
- 28.1 percent of children under age 18 will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 18.1 percent in 2018.