Hunger in America 2014 will be Feeding America’s sixth extensive study of hunger, which has been conducted every four years since 1993. The methods used to collect the data are unlike any other hunger-focused study. The study will rely upon agency surveys and client interviews to capture detailed information about who is in need of food assistance and their circumstances. This provides an invaluable resource for charitable feeding organizations to help develop programs that best support people in need. The results also inform advocacy work and the public policy discourse so that federal nutrition programs can better serve families facing hunger.
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Agency Survey October 19 - December 14, 2012
Volunteer Training Beginning in March 2013
Client Interviews April - August 2013
Findings Announced Summer 2014
Major Findings from Hunger in America 2010
- 180,000 different individuals every year receive food and essential items from the Foodbank
- 31% of the members of households serve by the Foodbank are children under the age of 18 years old
- 69% of adult clients serve by the Foodbank have a high school education and 19% have gone to college
- 74% of pantry programs are run completely by volunteers
Full Report (PDF)