Did You Know…

  • There are 100 food pantries in the Kent County Food Pantry network.
  • Currently, over 7,000 households are serviced by Kent County food pantries each month.
  • Many pantry clients are employed but work at low-paying, part-time jobs that do not cover all of their families basic needs.
  • The vast majority of households using food pantries have incomes below the poverty level and nearly 50% have incomes under $10,000 per year.
  • Over 170,000 children were served by pantries last year.
  • Over 50% of pantry clients come only once or twice in a year’s time, while 20% come more than 7 times in a year (the majority of these folks are disabled or have extended needs).
  • Food pantries depend on community support & donations to fill their shelves.
  • For more information about hunger, visit the Bread for the World website.

Thanks for supporting the Pantry network in addressing the hunger needs in our community!