We recently announced our new Map the Meal Gap numbers. Key findings are:
• In the last 12 months, River Bend Foodbank and its Partner Agencies distributed 13,466,746 meals. This is an increase of 19% from last year and 80% from when we first set our goal three years ago to close the meal gap by 2025.
• The Meal Gap in River Bend Foodbank’s 23 county service area is 20,664,500. That is down 6.5% from last year or 1.4 million meals.
• We are closer to ending hunger than ever before. The meal gap has decreased and we are providing more meals to hungry people. The unmet need is now 7.3 million meals, less than half of what it was 3 years ago.
A summary of the findings, an interactive map of the United States, and the full report are available at map.feedingamerica.org.