Portrait of a Food Pantry Visitor: Data, Demographics, and Disparities

The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) has produced a report of the data, demographics, and disparities among their food pantry beneficiaries for the year 2022. This document may be of interest to those working in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Some of DMARC’s key findings include “nearly 3 out of 4 food pantry visitors live below the federal poverty line” and “Hispanic people are less likely to receive disability benefits, social security, and SNAP.” View the full list of findings, as well as details of demographics in the document below: