Poverty in Indianapolis

In Indianapolis, 18,000 children are routinely hungry.

  • Eight out of ten Indianapolis Public School students are on free or reduced lunches.
  • Households undergoing a crisis — such as loss of job or income, sudden illness, or high medical bills — make up 60% of all households receiving food.
  • About 50% of food pantry clients are children.
  • One of the busiest times of year for a food pantry is during the summer since school breakfast and lunch programs are not offered.
  • On average, The Lord’’s Pantry at Anna’’s House provides groceries to 200 families each week.

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