Did You Know?

  • Food insecurity is defined as not knowing where your next meal will come from
  • 1 in 8 Iowans is food insecure
  • 1 in 5 Iowa children do not have enough to eat
  • 395,620 Iowans live at or below the poverty level
  • For every 100 school lunch programs, there are only 87 breakfast sites and just 36 summer food program sites
  • Of the 7,000 students enrolled at Southeast Polk, 30% currently qualify for free or reduced lunches
  • Only 1 in 7 children who need summer food get it