The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Insecurity

Last updated: October 30, 2020

Our initial 2020 projections (released spring 2020) and revised 2020 projections (released October 2020) are available below, and any new/revised analyses will be added as we complete them, so check back often. We have also created an interactive map that illustrates the projected impact of the pandemic on local food insecurity in 2020.


Latest Brief
The Impact of the Coronavirus on Food INSECURITY IN 2020 

Release: October 2020

In this brief, we have revised our initial projections of how food insecurity may increase in 2020, using updated assumptions about projected unemployment and poverty rates. Combining analyses at the national, state, county, and congressional district levels, we show how the number of people who are food insecure in 2020 could rise to more than 50 million, including 17 million children.

Archived Briefs

2020 Food Insecurity Projections (Released between March and May 2020)


To request the Feeding America 2020 Local Food Insecurity Projections dataset, fill out our Data Request Form.

If you have any additional questions about the impact of the coronavirus on food insecurity, please contact us.