The San Antonio Food Bank Wants YOU for the 2014 Hunger Study
Every four years the San Antonio Food Bank, in conjunction with Feeding America and food banks across the country, conducts a survey of agencies and clients called Hunger in America which is the largest study of charitable food assistance in the country. Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks that works to end hunger and is the primary sponsor of the study. The San Antonio Food Bank is currently looking for volunteers to help conduct the study.
Volunteers will assist in collecting information from clients being served. The information gathered will help Feeding America and food banks better understand agencies’ work to provide services as well as provide valuable data that can be used for advocacy with our elected officials at every level of government.
The study will be conducted from mid-April through August, with locations throughout the 16-county region we serve. A mandatory volunteer training for conducting the surveys will be provided.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Hunger in America study, go HERE to register as a volunteer. Please contact Stephanie Smith at (210)431-8308 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the study or volunteering.
Example of 2010 Findings
76 percent (10 million) of client households served are food insecure, meaning they do not always know where they will find their next meal.
36 percent of these client households are experiencing food insecurity with hunger, meaning they are sometimes completely without a source of food.
79 percent (11 million) of households with children served are also food insecure.