Hunger In Kalamazoo County
1 out of 6 people in Kalamazoo struggle with hunger each day.
Nearly 38,000 local residents, including more than 9,000 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.
19% of households with a child or teenager under the age of 18 live below the poverty line.
22% of households rely on SNAP to bridge the food gap.
22% of households rely on SNAP to bridge the food gap each month.
8% of local senior citizens live on less than $12,000 per year.