Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies served by America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed in-person interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network.
The FA system served by America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc provides emergency food for an estimated 104,200 different people annually.30% of the members of households served by America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2).23% of households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1).Among households with children, 72% are food insecure and 29% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 22.214.171.124).43% of clients served by America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).30% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1).26% of households served by America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1)America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc included approximately 254 agencies at the administration of this survey, of which 101 have responded to the agency survey. Of the responding agencies, 82 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.84% of pantries, 53% of kitchens, and 52% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1).Among programs that existed in 2006, 78% of pantries, 35% of kitchens, and 27% of shelters of America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 77% of the food distributed by pantries, 77% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 40% of the food distributed by shelters (Table 13.1.1).As many as 90% of pantries, 79% of kitchens, and 84% of shelters in America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc use volunteers (Table 13.2.1).
Environmental Policy Group at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies;
Encouraging firms to voluntarily develop environmental management systems (EMSs) has been described as a potential policy tool for achieving environmental objectives in Georgia. We survey current thinking on the subject and note several shortcomings in current methods used to evaluate what motivates private firms to adopt comprehensive EMSs. Using a unique dataset of environmental management practices of Japanese manufacturers, we find that consumer pressures, regulatory pressures, and market power are major factors that motivate firms to develop comprehensive EMSs. We also find that after controlling for self-selection bias in survey response, the effects of regulatory pressures become more significant and larger in magnitude. These results suggest that although encouraging development of EMSs has the potential to augment existing regulations, the regulatory tools are fundamental to the success of such voluntary approaches. Working Paper Number 2005-0015