Food insecurity in Montgomery County, MD?
Yes!! in 2020, the pandemic left many residents without jobs and unsure where their next meal would come from. The 2022 Capital Area Food Bank Hunger Report states that 18% of residents are food insecure with another 12% severely food insecure, with 40 % of those affected being children.
Although people have returned to work, an 8-15% increase in food costs, higher transportation and housing costs, and the rollback of pandemic-related government food programs have left many families still vulnerable.