Report

Who Is Accessing Charitable Food in America?

12.2019 / By Urban Institute

This report estimates charitable feeding use by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and explores how use of charitable feeding intersects with other material hardship measures and safety net program participation, based on responses to the 2018 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey.

The results found approximately 1 in 10 adults ages 18 to 64 (10.3%) reported that they or someone in their household used charitable food services in the 30 days before the survey.

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