The Hunger in America study series was the nation’s largest and most comprehensive insight into charitable food distribution in the United States.
Hunger in America was a series of quadrennial studies that provided comprehensive demographic profiles of people seeking food assistance through the charitable sector and an in-depth analysis of the food pantries and meal programs in the Feeding America network that provide this assistance. It was the largest study of its kind, providing a profound understanding of the personal and economic circumstances of the households served by the Feeding America network and partner agencies. The data collected through the Hunger in America series continues to help guide program development that seeks to improve food security for individuals and their households. It is also used to inform public policy and support for ending hunger in America.