Feeding America Client Demographics: Age Composition of All Members of Client Households by Program Type

Feb 01, 2010
  • Description

Chart 5.3.2 presents data on the age composition of all members of client households by program type. Key Findings:

  • Food pantries are estimated to serve annually about 3 million young children, and overall more than 13 million children under 18.
  • Pantries also serve more than 2.7 million elderly clients per year.
  • Members of households of clients at Feeding America kitchens include nearly 0.7 million children under 18; the comparable number for shelters is 0.3 million.
  • Members of the households of clients at Feeding America kitchens include about 0.2 million people 65 and older; the comparable number for shelters is much smaller, which reflects not only the smaller numbers at shelters but also their different clientele.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)