Chapter 12.4 summarizes responses from Feeding America network agencies that were asked how much additional food they needed during a typical week to adequately meet the demand for food at kitchen and shelter programs.
- The percentage of programs answering that they did not need additional food for distribution is 62.0% for kitchens and 69.6% for shelters.
Results among the programs in need of additional food follow:
- The median kitchen needed more than 50 additional meal
- The median shelter needed more than 40 additional meal equivalents per week.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)