Program Evaluation

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Evaluation is the systematic application of research methods used to assess the design, implementation, outcomes, and impact of programs.

In partnership with subject matter experts, practitioners, and member food banks, Feeding America evaluates programs, interventions, and strategies that address food insecurity and diet-related chronic disease in diverse households and communities around the nation.  By leveraging the strength of the food bank network, Feeding America has the opportunity to disseminate best practices that facilitate continuous learning and improvement of programs and build evidence of improved life outcomes for the people we serve.

In addition to conducting evaluations, Feeding America has developed a Levels of Evidence Framework to assess and compare rigor and effectiveness across a range of interventions. Evidence Reviews conducted using the framework are available below.
 

Summaries and Reports

BackPack

Evaluation Summary [PDF]

Program Model

 

BackPack Nutrition Analysis

Evaluation Summary [PDF]

 

Kids Cafe and Afterschool Snack

Evaluation Summary [PDF]

Program Model

School Pantry

Evaluation Summary [PDF]

Journal Publication

Program Model

 

SNAP Outreach

Evaluation Summary [PDF]

Program Model

 

Evidence Reviews

Food Security Evidence Review [PDF]

Food Bank - Health Care Partnerships and Related Interventions Evidence Review [PDF]

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