Fast Facts about Food Insecurity

  • 25% of Marion County has ‘trouble putting food on the table’ (Indy Hunger Network)
  • 21% of Black families in Marion County experience food insufficiency (Indy Hunger Network)
  • 22% of LGBTQ+ adults live in poverty and are disproportionately affected by food insecurity (Feeding America)
  • 20% of formerly incarcerated people say they are food insecure, with even higher rates among formerly incarcerated women and Black individuals.
    (2019 Study)
  • Rates of food insecurity are substantially higher than the national average for single-parent households, and for Black and Hispanic households. It is also more common in rural and urban areas. (USDA) 

I want to help fight food insecurity:

Volunteer Opportunities

Ways to Offer Financial Support or Donate Items: 

  1. Donate to the IHC General Hunger Fund. Several hunger-related organizations throughout Central Indiana receive donations from this Fund. You can make a donation online or by mailing a check made payable to Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation with the memo line IHC Hunger Fund.
  2. Contact Rachel Katz at to learn about Popsie’s Pantry’s current needs or to organize a collection for the pantry with your business or organization.




Me, or someone I know, needs support: