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Anchorage Hunger Study Results for 2010, Key Findings:

  • Food of Alaska and partner agencies provide emergency food for an estimated 41,200 each year
  • 35% of the members of households served are children under 18 years old
  • 75% had incomes below the federal poverty level during the previous month
  • 19% are homeless
  • Among all client households served, 86% are food insecure
  • 45% of clients report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel
  • 50% had to choose between pay for food and paying for their rent or mortgage
  • 42% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine
  • 58% had to choose between paying for food and paying for transportation
  • 39% of client households are receiving Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps) benefits; however it is likely that more are eligible

Anchorage Hunger Study Results for 2010 (pdf)
Hunger in America 2010, Anchorage report (pdf)