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Hunger in America 2014: The Face of Hunger in Connecticut

Sixty-eight percent of people seeking food assistance from Connecticut Food Bank’s network of feeding programs had to choose between paying for food or medicine in the last 12 months according to the Hunger in America 2014 report for Connecticut. The study was conducted by Connecticut Food Bank in partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Nationally, Hunger in America 2014 found that 46.5 million people turn to agencies and programs of the Feeding America network of food banks every year. Connecticut Food Bank has been a member of the Feeding America network since 1984. The study documents client household demographics and the challenges that Connecticut Food Bank’s clients face. It is the first study that assesses the prevalence of food insecurity among past and active members of the U.S. Military and among adult students. “The results of this study show us that the face of hunger is...
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Covenant Soup Kitchen & Pantry Visit

The blog entry below is from Patty, who is helping Connecticut Food Bank with the client survey portion of a national Feeding America study called Hunger in America 2014.  The purpose of the study is to help us gain a better understanding about the types of programs, services and resources our programs provide.  Patty is  overseeing volunteers that are gathering important data on site at some of our member food-assistance programs. Covenant Soup Kitchen & Pantry – May 28, 2013 It was a long drive to Covenant Soup Kitchen & Pantry on a record breaking 90 degree day. My GPS kept telling me to switch from one highway to another, and finally, turn onto a small street that led into the town of Willimantic. At first, I thought that the church with the crowd of people in the parking lot with shopping bags was the survey location, but I did not spot the bright neon yellow volunteer...
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Hunger Study 2014: A look inside the food assistance network

We are participating in a national study with other Feeding America food banks around the country called Hunger in America 2014, The purpose is to help us gain a better understanding about the types of programs, services and resources our programs provide.  We are currently in the client survey phase of the study which will give us greater insight into the needs and opinions about the services clients receive. The following guest blog entry is by one of the client survey leaders, Patty, who works with volunteers to gather this important data onsite at some of our member food-assistance programs.    Women’s Mentoring Network – May 23, 2013 I knew when I signed up for this food pantry, it was going to be a challenge to deal with the traffic on I-95, and so it was. I did leave very early, around 6:30 AM, so that I could be there on time...
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