This is a monthly measure. It represents duplicated individuals; the same individuals/households may be accessing pantries, food boxes, etc. on a monthly basis.
United Way of Story County added some newer pantries' data during FY19-20. However, effective FY20-21, our data reporting has changed; this is anticipated to lead to some inconsistencies in data availability initially. Thanks for your patience!
A note about FY19-20 data: the coronavirus pandemic meant our area shelters and pantries had to modify their operations to keep staff and clients alike safe. The pandemic also meant pantry visitors tried to reduce their visits to limit exposure. Both led to a decline in individuals served during the initial pandemic months. Our partners were resilient, however! For example, MICA Food Pantry started offering food deliveries to central pick-up spots and doorsteps (even bringing on a new AmeriCorps volunteer to coordinate this), while The Salvation Army pantry provided larger sacks of food to help households get by for longer.