Last updated: March 31, 2021
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Feeding America has been projecting how food insecurity may be changing. Any new/revised analyses will be added as we complete them, so check back often.
Release: March 9, 2021
This brief includes updated 2020 projections and new 2021 projections at the national level for the overall population and for children. In addition, for the first time we include projections by race (for Black and white individuals), by geography (rural and urban), and for very low food security.
Release: March 31, 2021
This brief includes updated 2020 projections and new 2021 projections at the local level, including counties, congressional districts, and states, for the overall population and for children. In addition, for the first time we include projections for very low food security.
To view an interactive map with Feeding America's latest projection data, go here.
For additional detail about background, methods, and frequently asked questions about these projections, go here.
To request the Feeding America 2020 Local Food Insecurity Projections dataset, fill out our Data Request Form.
To view a featured article about Feeding America's food insecurity projections approach in the journal, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, go here.
If you have any additional questions about the impact of the coronavirus on food insecurity, please contact us.
Updated 2020 Food Insecurity Projections (Released October 2020)
2020 Food Insecurity Projections (Released between March and May 2020)
- National Report - Overall Food Insecurity
- National Report - Child Food Insecurity
- Local Report - Overall and Child Food Insecurity