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 Kootenai, it is projected that
- 16.5 percent of the total population will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 10.9 percent in 2018.
- 24.0 percent of children under age 18 will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 14.0 percent in 2018.