Hunger in Sarasota and DeSoto
Sadly hunger hurts our most vulnerable: children, seniors and veterans. According to the local ALICE study, in 2016, 46 percent of households in Florida could not afford basic needs such as housing, childcare, food, health care, and transportation.
37% of households in Sarasota struggle to afford their basic needs
60% of households in DeSoto struggle to afford their basic needs
You can read the full local ALICE study on financial hardship in our community here.