U.S. food pantry and emergency kitchen usage share 2018, by food security status

This statistic shows the share of individuals that used food pantries and emergency kitchens in the United States in 2018, by household food security status. At that time, a 1.7 percent share of individuals from food secure households used food pantries in the United States.

Share of use of food pantries and emergency kitchens in the United States in 2018, by household food security status*

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* The figures used to calculate the usage shares 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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