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 184.108.40.206).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).
Over the past decade, increasing attention has been given to nonschool hours as a vehicle for providing some of the basic supports -- caring adult attention and guidance, career development, and opportunities to engage in positive learning and enrichment activities -- that encourage positive youth development. This report examines the assumptions that youth with higher levels of support are more successful in school, work and their communities, and that youth in moderately poor urban communities lack adequate supports. Community-wide surveys completed in 1996 in three communities -- Austin, Savannah, and St. Petersburg (Florida) -- found a discouraging decline in supports and opportunities as youth get older. From 15 to 25 percent of youth 18 years and older were not engaged in any positive structured activities, had very few adults in their lives, and were not working.
Annie E. Casey Foundation;
Examines the interactions among funders, grantees, and community groups, and outlines the results of three different types of foundation grants for projects in Savannah, Little Rock, Dayton, Alameda County, and Boston. Includes recommendations.