Feeding America Agencies and Food Programs: Products Purchased from Sources Other Than Food Banks

Feb 01, 2010
  • Description

Chapter 13.3 presents data on the categories of products agencies and feeding programs purchased with cash from sources other than their food bank resources. Key Findings:

  • 45.1% of the pantries, 58.8% of the kitchens, and 61.0% of the shelters purchased bread, cereal, rice, and pasta from other sources than their food banks.
  • 41.3% of the pantries, 68.8% of the kitchens, and 71.5% of the shelters purchased meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts from other sources than their food banks.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)