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

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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

'Map the Meal Gap' generates two types of community-level data:
1. County-level food insecurity and child food insecurity estimates by income categories and;
2. An estimate of the food budget shortfall that food insecure individuals report they experience.
The data can be explored on an interactive map.

TABLE provides weekly emergency food aid to children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, including healthy non-perishable and fresh produce. TABLE is committed to feeding local elementary school children at risk for hunger. The organization has three hunger relief programs: Weekend Meal Backpack Program, Summer TABLE and SnackChef.

For many, a $10 or $20 cut in the monthly food budget would be absorbed with little notice. But for millions of poor Americans who rely on food stamps, reductions that began in November 2013 present awful choices.