Chapter 5.3 presents information which clients provided on age, gender, and U.S. citizenship for themselves and for at most nine members of their households, including:
- The distribution of each variable only among the population represented by clients interviewed at program sites (all adults);
- The distribution among all members of client households and;
- Estimates of the numbers of members of FA client households by age bracket and by type of provider.
- Among the adult clients who come to program sites, 12.1% are age 18 to 29, 44.0% are 30 to 49, 29.6% are 50 to 64, and 14.2% are 65 and older.
- When we consider all members of client households, 5.3% are age to 3, 3.2% are 4 to 5, 29.2% are 6 to 17, 13.5% are 18 to 29, 25.6% are 30 to 49, 15.4% are 50 to 64, and 7.9% are 65 and older.
- Pantries are estimated to serve annually about 3 million young children, and overall more than 13 million children under 18.
- Pantries also serve more than 2.7 million elderly clients per year.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)