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 Clearwater, it is projected that
- 19.7 percent of the total population will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 14.6 percent in 2018.
- 28.4 percent of children under age 18 will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 19.5 percent in 2018.