Second Harvest Food Bank participated in the "Hunger in America 2010" hunger study. Below is an explanation of the study and links to the results. The next study will occur in the spring/summer of 2013.
Hunger in America 2010 is a comprehensive research study that captures the connection between a weak economy and the increased need for emergency food assistance. During the first half of 2009, the Second Harvest Food Bank participated in this national study, which focused on surveying those who are hungry in our country. The study was conducted for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Second Harvest is one of the more than 200 food banks in this network. The results of this study tell the story of people across the United States who receive food through three types of emergency food programs: food pantries, soup kitchens and short-term shelters. The national study is based on in-person interviews with more than 61,000 clients served by the Feeding America network as well as on questionnaires from more than 37,000 agencies affiliated with food banks in the Feeding America network. The study, for the most part, does not include other types of programs served by Feeding America’s food banks, such as after school programs, day care facilities, congregate meals for seniors and mobile food pantries.
Hunger in America 2010-Northwest Pennsylvania Results
Hunger in America 2010-Northwest Pennsylvania Results Summary