Chapter 13.2 summarizes data on how many paid staff and volunteers agencies had and how many volunteer hours they had received during the previous week.
- 67.7% of the pantries, 42.0% of the kitchens, and 15.3% of the shelters had no paid staff in their workforce during the week prior to this study.
- The median number of paid staff was for the pantries, 1 for the kitchens, and 6 for the shelters.
- The median number of volunteers in a week was 6 for the pantries, 8 for the kitchens, 3 for the shelters, and 4 for the other programs.
- The value of volunteer time in pantry programs in a typical week is over $11.3 million.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)