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For people with diabetes who are also struggling with food insecurity, a tension exists between their need to stretch their food budgets and their need to purchase diabetes-appropriate foods, such as vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
Many individuals experiencing food insecurity are forced to make the difficult tradeoff of food versus medical care to stretch the monthly budget. For people who have the additional burden of living with diabetes, these tradeoffs can be particularly harmful as one works to manage their disease.
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Hunger in America: 1 in 7 people utilize Feeding America' s network of food banks.
Feeding America’s study about the response to hunger. One in 7 people in our nation utilize our network of food banks. Learn More
Latino Hunger Research - Feeding America®
Partnering with the Urban Institute, Feeding America examined food assistance for Latino children and how federal programs help this population. Learn More
Map of hunger in America with statistics and research from Feeding America.
Our landmark research study Map the Meal Gap takes a look at overall and child hunger down to the county level.
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Many Americans need help w/ food & rely on local food banks as supplemental food source
Food Banks: Hunger’s New Staple, details the frequency of clients’ visits to food pantries. It suggests that families no longer visit “emergency food” sources for temporary relief, but rely on food pantries as a supplemental food source. Learn More
Senior Health
Existing research on the aging population reveals that older individuals are not immune to the negative consequences of food insecurity. In particular, fixed incomes, limited mobility, and changes in health can render some older adults particularly vulnerable. Learn More
 American Families Struggle to Secure Everyday Essentials
The research project, entitled, In Short Supply: American Families Struggle to Secure Everyday Essentials, found that one in three low-income American families struggles to afford basic non-food household goods. Learn More
From Paycheck to Pantry: Hunger in Working America
The research report, From Paycheck to Pantry: Hunger in Working America, documents the challenges facing many working families that receive charitable food assistance through the Feeding America network. Learn More
Hunger in America: Evaluation of the effectiveness & efficiency of programs.
In partnership with subject matter experts, practitioners, and academic associates, by conducting national evaluation studies Feeding America is able to share robust data and evidence that informs network members and other key stakeholders about effective and efficient program intervention strategies focused. Learn More
Feeding America Technical Advisory Group
The primary role of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is to review and provide ongoing feedback on Feeding America research projects in order to ensure our ability to deliver the highest quality of information to food ba​nks and other service providers within the Feeding America network. Learn More
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