The Need in our Community


Mid-Michigan People Suffering from Food insecurity

  • Clare County: 19.2% of population - 5,970 people
  • Isabella County: 16.6% of population - 11,560 people
  • Gratiot County: 15.9% of population - 6,790 people
  • In Mid-Michigan, 1 in 4 children will go to bed hungry tonight
  • Many food bank clients are families with children needing food assistance for the first time
  • 38% of the memebers of households served are children under 18 years old
  • 40% of the clients are age 65 and over in Isabella County
  • 46% of clients served report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel
  • 34% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care
  • Contrary to popular belief, not all those in need of assistance are unemployed. 36% of households who receive food assistance include at least one employed adult

Information was gathered from the 2009 Feeding America Hunger Study

Isabella County Food Insecurity

  • 32.1% live below the poverty line
  • According to 2012 statistics, it would take approximately 5.3 million lbs. of food to feed those in poverty in Isabella County. In 2014 CCN purchased 785,003 lbs. of food from the Greater Lansing Food Bank, a regional affiliate of Feeding America.


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