Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014 (HIA 2014) is part of a series of national hunger studies conducted every four years. These studies provide the most extensive, up-to-date research available on hunger in your community and across the United States. Feeding Illinois food banks conducted face-to-face interviews with clients of their partner agencies. The information obtained over the course of the study allows Illinois food banks to have a better understanding of how we best can serve our families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors in need within our service areas.
HIA 2014 marks a departure from prior studies. Its scope was expanded to include not just programs classified as traditional “emergency food assistance” – pantries, kitchens, and shelters –but also non-emergency programs such as senior programs and residential facilities. This broader universe reflects the diversity of food programs across the Feeding America network, as well as the diverse client population served by our food bank network.
Follow the links below to better understand hunger in your communities, Illinois, and the United States: