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Setting Goals: Food Drives

Food banks are faced with an increase in demand and a lack of staff. 100% of food banks responding to a Feeding America survey reported increases in demand for emergency food assistance over the last year. Demand for emergency food assistance increased at a rate ranging from 28.6% - 37.7%. footnote 1

Seventy-two of food banks do not feel as though they are able to adequately meet the needs of their communities without adjusting the amount of food distributed.

 Across the America's Second Harvest network of over 63,000 agencies, 66 percent of pantries, 41 percent of kitchen programs, and 11 percent of shelter programs have no paid staff, relying entirely on volunteers. footnote 2

What will you do to help feed America's hungry?

1. Feeding America, Local Impact Survey, Result Summary

2. Rhoda Cohen, M. Kim, and J. Ohls. Hunger In America 2006. America's Second Harvest-The Nation's Food Bank Network. February 2006.

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