Hunger in Central Florida 2010
This report presents information on the agencies served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the challenges of the clients served by them.
The study is based on in-person interviews with 469 clients, as well as completed questionnaires from more than 338 agencies. It focuses mainly on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by Second Harvest.
Emergency food providers are defined to include food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters serving short-term residents. Many other types of provider organizations served by food banks are not described in this study and include services such as congregate meals for seniors, day care facilities and after-school programs.
Hunger in Central Florida 2010 provides a statistically valid and reliable look at hunger and poverty in our community. Just as important, the study provides a very real snapshot of who is hungry, and the challenges faced by the most vulnerable of our society.