Hunger in Sarasota and DeSoto
Sadly hunger hurts our most vulnerable: children, seniors and veterans. In 2015, 44 percent of households in Florida could not afford basic needs such as housing, childcare, food, health care, and transportation.
33% of households in Sarasota struggle to afford their basic needs
58% of households in DeSoto struggle to afford their basic needs
You can read the local ALICE study on financial hardship here.
2017 BY THE NUMBERS