As of Friday, August 30, the data collection period for the Hunger in America 2014 study was complete! ACFB Staff and Volunteers visited 102 partner agencies and conducted over 625 client surveys.
Real need seems a pretty remote and far off concept until the moment you’re confronted by it. Suddenly your own personal needs and desires take a back seat. Sometimes – maybe even most of the time – it’s easy to ignore that real need exists. After all, we can always look the other way and try to distance ourselves from anything that makes us feel uncomfortable. Since mid-April, I have had the opportunity as a staff member of ACFB to assist in conducting Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014 Study.
Last week marked the first in a series of visits to our partner agencies for Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014 Study. ACFB staff visited four food pantries to survey clients.
The Hunger in America Study is the only comprehensive nationwide study that provides in depth information on the characteristics, circumstances, and coping strategies of those living with hunger. The study is done once every four years, and publishes detailed reports for the nation and each state, including Georgia.