Data Tables

Understand food insecurity in communities around the Southeast United States. Review fact sheets and data tables compiled by our member institutions.

Hunger Data

Southeastern US
Members
Publications

The 2012 North Carolina Super Summer Meals Pilot program sought to increase the percentage of eligible children receiving federally funded summer meals by 10 percent in eleven pilot public school districts (known as local education agencies, or LEAs) and by 2 percent for all LEAs statewide. The program exceeded its goals, showing dramatic increases in meal sites established and meals served....

Post date: Jul 18, 2014

Millions of Americans turn to Food Stamps, soup kitchens and other hunger relief services to feed themselves and their families. Contrary to common perception, many of these families are working and yet their incomes are still insufficient to meet their basic needs. According to a recent two-year survey of over 2,000 clients at the largest food pantry in Northeast Iowa, 25 percent of people...

Post date: Dec 2, 2013

Understanding the characteristics of people needing services is key to designing effective anti- poverty programs. Using time-series data from client files at participating non-profit food pantries, we created profiles of over 500 individuals accessing private, non-profit food assistance from 2005-2008, representing almost 3,966 separate visits. One of the central factors we are considering...

Post date: Dec 2, 2013

Resources

The Global Research Institute (GRI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a center for scholarly research on key international questions that serves as a conduit to disseminate research results so that they can be successfully applied to problems in the real world. One of the center's current research themes is "Feeding a Hungry World: Food Security in the 21st Century".

The program 'No Kid Hungry North Carolina' aims at increasing participation in school breakfast and summer meals programs.

The website WhyHunger serves as a national hunger clearinghouse: It collects and distributes information about programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of struggling families and individuals.