Chapter 15.5 examines how changes to the economy and federal food assistance policies between 2005 and 2009 may have changed clients' use of emergency food services and the satisfaction with these services.
- The percentage of pantry clients that used more than one food pantry during the previous month increased from 18.0% to 20.3%. Among all clients, this percentage increased from 17.4% to 19.9%.
- The percentage of kitchen clients that used more than one kitchen during the previous month increased from 23.5% to 26.1%. Among all clients, this percentage decreased from 8.9% to 8.1%.
- The percentage of clients that were either very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the amount of the food they received at the programs remained about the same (92.1%).
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)