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 Blaine, it is projected that
- 15.9 percent of the total population will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 9.4 percent in 2018.
- 24.4 percent of children under age 18 will experience food insecurity in 2020, compared to 12.5 percent in 2018.