In 2009, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York participated in a national study of the charitable response to domestic hunger in conjunction with Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. The study is called Hunger in America 2010 and is based on face-to-face interviews with more than 62,000 clients nationwide, as well as completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 agencies. The Regional Food Bank conducted 352 client interviews and received 467 surveys from its member agencies.
Locally, the report demonstrates a staggering increase in demand for emergency food assistance since 2006.
See the results: