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.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS