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50 Counties With the Highest Rate of Food Insecurity in Florida


Every county in the United States is dwelling to individuals experiencing meals insecurity, outlined by the nonprofit Feeding America as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.”

The USDA estimates that 89.5 % of U.S. households have been meals safe all through 2019—that is 116.0 million individuals. The COVID-19 pandemic put further strain on households already experiencing meals hardship, with Feeding America estimating that 42 million individuals, or 1 in 8 Americans, could expertise meals insecurity in 2021. This is a slight enchancment from 2020 numbers however nonetheless represents an unlimited burden for hundreds of thousands of kids and adults.

Stacker compiled a listing of counties in Florida with the highest price of meals insecurity utilizing information from Feeding America. Counties are ranked by highest % of inhabitants with meals insecurity as of 2019.

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50. Hillsborough County

– Food insecurity price: 11.6% (164,350 complete)
— 6.4% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 15.6% (49,940 complete)
— 6.8% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $95,791,000
— Cost per meal: $3.41

49. Nassau County

– Food insecurity price: 11.7% (9,710 complete)
— 7.3% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 15.6% (2,580 complete)
— 6.8% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $5,864,000
— Cost per meal: $3.53

48. Sumter County

– Food insecurity price: 11.7% (14,570 complete)
— 7.3% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 19.6% (1,780 complete)
— 34.2% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $8,954,000
— Cost per meal: $3.59

47. St. Lucie County

– Food insecurity price: 11.7% (36,550 complete)
— 7.3% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 17.8% (11,190 complete)
— 21.9% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $20,492,000
— Cost per meal: $3.28

46. Indian River County

– Food insecurity price: 11.9% (18,360 complete)
— 9.2% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 17.8% (4,510 complete)
— 21.9% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $12,129,000
— Cost per meal: $3.86

45. Lake County

– Food insecurity price: 11.9% (41,140 complete)
— 9.2% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 17.6% (11,750 complete)
— 20.5% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $23,993,000
— Cost per meal: $3.41

#9. Brevard County, Florida
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44. Brevard County

– Food insecurity price: 12.0% (70,100 complete)
— 10.1% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 16.8% (18,160 complete)
— 15.1% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $42,088,000
— Cost per meal: $3.51

43. Baker County

– Food insecurity price: 12.2% (3,430 complete)
— 11.9% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 16.6% (1,120 complete)
— 13.7% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,813,000
— Cost per meal: $3.09

42. Flagler County

– Food insecurity price: 12.2% (13,350 complete)
— 11.9% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 18.2% (3,430 complete)
— 24.7% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $8,185,000
— Cost per meal: $3.59

41. Okaloosa County

– Food insecurity price: 12.3% (25,060 complete)
— 12.8% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 15.8% (7,140 complete)
— 8.2% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $15,226,000
— Cost per meal: $3.55

40. Duval County

– Food insecurity price: 12.6% (117,700 complete)
— 15.6% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 19.2% (40,650 complete)
— 31.5% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $65,876,000
— Cost per meal: $3.27

39. Pinellas County

– Food insecurity price: 12.6% (121,620 complete)
— 15.6% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 16.5% (26,120 complete)
— 13.0% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $73,455,000
— Cost per meal: $3.53

38. Leon County

– Food insecurity price: 12.7% (36,930 complete)
— 16.5% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 17.6% (9,540 complete)
— 20.5% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $22,480,000
— Cost per meal: $3.56

37. Jefferson County

– Food insecurity price: 12.8% (1,810 complete)
— 17.4% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 22.4% (520 complete)
— 53.4% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,041,000
— Cost per meal: $3.37

36. Pasco County

– Food insecurity price: 12.8% (66,920 complete)
— 17.4% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 16.6% (17,720 complete)
— 13.7% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $38,636,000
— Cost per meal: $3.38

35. Polk County

– Food insecurity price: 12.9% (88,770 complete)
— 18.3% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 19.3% (29,540 complete)
— 32.2% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $47,999,000
— Cost per meal: $3.16

34. Escambia County

– Food insecurity price: 13.0% (40,850 complete)
— 19.3% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 20.1% (13,200 complete)
— 37.7% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $23,014,000
— Cost per meal: $3.30

33. Walton County

– Food insecurity price: 13.2% (9,010 complete)
— 21.1% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 18.6% (2,590 complete)
— 27.4% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $6,175,000
— Cost per meal: $4.01

32. Volusia County

– Food insecurity price: 13.3% (71,190 complete)
— 22.0% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 18.7% (17,820 complete)
— 28.1% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $42,060,000
— Cost per meal: $3.46

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31. Alachua County

– Food insecurity price: 13.4% (35,680 complete)
— 22.9% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 16.5% (7,890 complete)
— 13.0% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $21,971,000
— Cost per meal: $3.60

30. Charlotte County

– Food insecurity price: 13.5% (24,510 complete)
— 23.9% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 20.3% (4,510 complete)
— 39.0% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $13,994,000
— Cost per meal: $3.34

29. Glades County

– Food insecurity price: 13.6% (1,840 complete)
— 24.8% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 21.1% (440 complete)
— 44.5% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,122,000
— Cost per meal: $3.57

28. Gadsden County

– Food insecurity price: 13.6% (6,240 complete)
— 24.8% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 28.1% (2,820 complete)
— 92.5% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $3,184,000
— Cost per meal: $2.98

27. Marion County

– Food insecurity price: 13.8% (48,840 complete)
— 26.6% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 22.1% (14,580 complete)
— 51.4% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $26,873,000
— Cost per meal: $3.22

26. Hernando County

– Food insecurity price: 13.9% (25,990 complete)
— 27.5% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 19.4% (6,680 complete)
— 32.9% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $13,999,000
— Cost per meal: $3.15

25. Gulf County

– Food insecurity price: 14.0% (2,180 complete)
— 28.4% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 20.2% (510 complete)
— 38.4% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,286,000
— Cost per meal: $3.45

24. Suwannee County

– Food insecurity price: 14.1% (6,190 complete)
— 29.4% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 21.3% (2,040 complete)
— 45.9% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $3,095,000
— Cost per meal: $2.92

23. Columbia County

– Food insecurity price: 14.3% (9,990 complete)
— 31.2% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 20.6% (3,130 complete)
— 41.1% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $5,020,000
— Cost per meal: $2.94

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22. Calhoun County

– Food insecurity price: 14.7% (2,110 complete)
— 34.9% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 19.9% (580 complete)
— 36.3% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,214,000
— Cost per meal: $3.36

21. Okeechobee County

– Food insecurity price: 14.7% (6,050 complete)
— 34.9% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 22.8% (2,030 complete)
— 56.2% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $2,995,000
— Cost per meal: $2.90

20. Union County

– Food insecurity price: 14.9% (2,280 complete)
— 36.7% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 21.8% (640 complete)
— 49.3% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,330,000
— Cost per meal: $3.41

19. Gilchrist County

– Food insecurity price: 15.0% (2,700 complete)
— 37.6% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 22.7% (850 complete)
— 55.5% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,562,000
— Cost per meal: $3.38

18. Bay County

– Food insecurity price: 15.0% (27,310 complete)
— 37.6% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 20.7% (8,060 complete)
— 41.8% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $16,294,000
— Cost per meal: $3.49

17. Liberty County

– Food insecurity price: 15.1% (1,260 complete)
— 38.5% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 21.4% (290 complete)
— 46.6% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $740,000
— Cost per meal: $3.44

16. Hardee County

– Food insecurity price: 15.2% (4,110 complete)
— 39.4% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 21.9% (1,560 complete)
— 50.0% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $2,053,000
— Cost per meal: $2.92

15. Highlands County

– Food insecurity price: 15.2% (15,730 complete)
— 39.4% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 24.3% (4,330 complete)
— 66.4% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $8,448,000
— Cost per meal: $3.14

14. Jackson County

– Food insecurity price: 15.3% (7,340 complete)
— 40.4% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 23.3% (2,080 complete)
— 59.6% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $4,025,000
— Cost per meal: $3.21

13. Hendry County

– Food insecurity price: 15.4% (6,270 complete)
— 41.3% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 21.1% (2,320 complete)
— 44.5% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $3,078,000
— Cost per meal: $2.87

12. Citrus County

– Food insecurity price: 15.5% (22,460 complete)
— 42.2% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 23.6% (5,090 complete)
— 61.6% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $13,439,000
— Cost per meal: $3.50

11. Franklin County

– Food insecurity price: 15.9% (1,870 complete)
— 45.9% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 26.3% (500 complete)
— 80.1% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $971,000
— Cost per meal: $3.04

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10. Taylor County

– Food insecurity price: 16.1% (3,510 complete)
— 47.7% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 25.2% (1,090 complete)
— 72.6% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,767,000
— Cost per meal: $2.94

9. DeSoto County

– Food insecurity price: 16.1% (5,930 complete)
— 47.7% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 22.9% (1,650 complete)
— 56.8% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $3,146,000
— Cost per meal: $3.10

8. Bradford County

– Food insecurity price: 16.4% (4,480 complete)
— 50.5% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 25.5% (1,380 complete)
— 74.7% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $2,332,000
— Cost per meal: $3.05

7. Levy County

– Food insecurity price: 16.4% (6,610 complete)
— 50.5% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 23.3% (1,850 complete)
— 59.6% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $3,416,000
— Cost per meal: $3.02

6. Putnam County

– Food insecurity price: 16.7% (12,210 complete)
— 53.2% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 25.6% (4,020 complete)
— 75.3% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $6,474,000
— Cost per meal: $3.10

5. Madison County

– Food insecurity price: 16.8% (3,090 complete)
— 54.1% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 29.2% (1,010 complete)
— 100.0% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,747,000
— Cost per meal: $3.31

4. Washington County

– Food insecurity price: 17.0% (4,200 complete)
— 56.0% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 24.0% (1,150 complete)
— 64.4% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $2,096,000
— Cost per meal: $2.92

3. Dixie County

– Food insecurity price: 17.3% (2,870 complete)
— 58.7% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 25.0% (750 complete)
— 71.2% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,467,000
— Cost per meal: $2.99

2. Holmes County

– Food insecurity price: 18.0% (3,510 complete)
— 65.1% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 24.5% (930 complete)
— 67.8% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $2,156,000
— Cost per meal: $3.59

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1. Hamilton County

– Food insecurity price: 19.0% (2,730 complete)
— 74.3% greater than nationwide common
– Child meals insecurity price: 30.3% (830 complete)
— 107.5% greater than nationwide common
– Annual meals finances shortfall: $1,411,000
— Cost per meal: $3.02

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