Hunger Study 2014 ... the results are in!

 

General statistical information on people needing food assistance

  • 58,ooo programs reached 46.5 million clients
  • 89% of households were food insecure!
  • 40% have a household member with a post High School education
  • 10% of the adults are in school seeking additional training or education
  •  20% have a household member that served in the U.S. Military
  • 1 in six households experienced a foreclosure in the past five years

 

Client family composition

  • 8% 0-5 years old
  • 20% 6-17 years old
  • 55% 18-59 years old
  • 17% 60 or over

 

Client race composition

  • 43% White
  • 26% Black
  • 20% Latino
  • 10% Other

 

       USA   Ohio                                             Category                                                

        84%      81%    Report buying inexpensive, less healthy foods as a coping strategy   

        54%      50%    Employed part or full time in last year                                        

        69%      70%    Had to choose between food and paying utility costs                              

        66%      66%    Had to choose between food and medical care                                      

        31%      29%    Had to choose between food and education costs                                   

        58%      62%    Had a household member with High Blood Pressure                                    

        33%      35%    Had a household member with Diabetes                                                

        23%      30%    Have gardens in order to have enough food                                           

        56%      55%    Have eaten foods past expiration dates                                                 

        40%      41%    Water down foods to stretch what they have                                         

        53%      55%    Receive help from family or friends to get by                                           

        35%      35%    Pawn or sell personal property to provide food       

      1 in 7   1 in 6    Households are considered food insecure, meaning they do not have the

                              resources to adequately feed their families                             

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