Chapter 11 discusses a number of indicators of the size of provider food service operations, including:
- The number of boxes and bags distributed in a typical week and;
- The amount of food served on the day the program was last open.
- On average, the participating pantries distributed 143 boxes or bags (median: 50) of food during a typical week.
- On average, the pantry programs distributed 97 boxes/bags (median: 45) of food when they were last open. The kitchen programs distributed 161 meals (median: 88) and the shelter programs distributed 84 meals (median: 45).
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)