What does hunger look like in your community?
MAP THE MEAL GAP 2009 - 2012
In order to address the problem of hunger, we must first understand it. Feeding America undertook the Map the Meal Gap project to learn more about hunger at the local community level. By understanding the population in need, communities can better identify strategies for reaching the people who most need food assistance.
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Hunger in America 2010 Project
In 2009, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, in conjunction with Feeding America, also participated in a national project that focused on surveying those who are hungry in America. The national study is based on completed in-person interviews with more than 61,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. These results provide a snapshot about the people who struggle to find food in our local communities:
- 34% of those served by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are children under the age of 18.
- 8% of those served are under the age of 5.
- 63% of those served are under the federal poverty level.
- 44% of those served said they had to choose between buying food and paying for utilities or heat.
You can download the entire Hunger in America 2010 project report or receive a copy by calling Agency Relations at 717-564-1700.
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