Hunger In Kalamazoo County
1 out of 6 people in Kalamazoo are struggling with hunger everyday.
Nearly 40,000 local residents, including more than 10,500 children are food insecure.
70% of Kalamazoo Public School Students are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches—meals that are not available during the summer months.
18% of households with a child or teenager under the age of 18 live below the poverty line.
20% of households with a child under the age of five live below the poverty line.
41% of single parents/care givers live below the poverty line, including 54% of those with a child under the age of five.
8% of local senior citizens live on less than $12,000 per year.