Changes in Feeding America Client and Agency Characteristics: Demographic Profiles

Jan 01, 2010
  • Description

Chapter 15.1 examines changes in the composition of clients seeking emergency food services through tabulations of household composition, employment, education, housing, income, and other characteristics. Key Findings:

  • The percentage of adult clients living in suburban or rural areas increased from 42.6% to 47.8%.
  • The percentage of members of client households employed full-time decreased from 14.6% to 12.8%.
  • The percentage of households receiving unemployment compensation increased from 3.2% to 7.4%.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)