According to the latest U.S Census numbers, Yuma County has the highest food insecurity rate in the state of Arizona.
Data suggests 27 percent of the county’s population does not know where their next meal is going to come from, and the percentage of children.
More than 42 percent of children in the county risk going to bed hungry, a number Mike Ivers, president and CEO of the Yuma Community Food Bank, finds unacceptable.
“We are at war with hunger in Yuma County,” he says. “We need to do more, and have more volunteers help contribute to stamp out hunger.”