Hunger is a significant problem in Citrus County. According to the 2018 ALICE Report (Asset-Limited, Income-Restrained and Employed), 50% of households in Citrus County struggle to pay for basic needs. That number was 45% in 2012, indicating a steady rise over the past five years. The state average is 46%.
The Mission of the Community Food Bank of Citrus County (CFBCC) is to acquire and distribute nutritious quality food to pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters within Citrus County. Together with our volunteers and donors, we will promote public awareness, inspire community involvement, and strive to end hunger and nourish hope for those in need of our support.
The CFBCC supplies food to more than 15,000 individuals each month. We have distributed over 14 million pounds of food since 2013, providing over 10 million meals to our community!