ERIC Number: ED340798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Community Childhood Hunger Identification Project: A Survey of Childhood Hunger in the United States.
Wehler, Cheryl A.; And Others
Millions of children are hungry in America, and it is clearly time to make childhood hunger a national priority. To document the need, a comprehensive study of hunger among low-income families was developed by the Connecticut Association for Human Services. National replication of the study, the Community Childhood Hunger Identification Project (CCHIP), is the basis of this report. The CCHIP was coordinated by the Food Research and Action Center in the following sites across the country: (1) rural Sumter County (Alabama); (2) four counties of central California; (3) Hartford (Connecticut); (4) Polk County (Florida); (5) Pontiac (Michigan); (6) Hennepin County and Minneapolis (Minnesota); and (7) Long Island (New York). These surveys of 2,335 families indicate that an estimated 5.5 million children under age 12 years are hungry, with another 6 million children at risk of hunger. Policy recommendations are provided for short-term and long-term solutions. Ten appendices provide supplemental information, including specifics about study methodology and survey sites. Statistical data are provided in 17 figures and 22 tables. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.; Primerica Foundation, Greenwich, CT.; Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States