Food pantry and emergency kitchen use in the U.S. 2018, by food security status

This statistic shows the amount of individuals who used food pantries and emergency kitchens in the United States in 2018, by household food security status. At that time, there were around 1.88 million households with very low food security using food pantries in the United States.

Use of food pantries and emergency kitchens in the United States in 2018, by household food security status (in 1,000 people)*

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Totals exclude households that did not answer the question about food pantries or emergency kitchens, in addition to households that did not answer any of the questions in the food security scale.
The term 'emergency kitchen' is synonymous with soup kitchen.

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