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 Jerome, it is projected that
- 15.8 percent of the total population will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 10.6 percent in 2018.
- 21.4 percent of children under age 18 will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 12.2 percent in 2018.