ERIC Number: ED354986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Childhood Hunger in the United States. Community Childhood Hunger Identification Project.
Wehler, Cheryl A.; And Others
This report presents results from the Community Childhood Hunger Identification Project (CCHIP), a research project that used survey techniques to document the extent of hunger among low-income families with at least one child under the age of 12. The report's six chapters provide: (1) an overview of the project, identifying its major components; (2) results from the seven local CCHIP surveys (conducted in Hennepin County, Minnesota; Pontiac, Michigan; Suffolk County, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; Central Valley, California; Polk County, Florida; and Sumter County, Alabama), and a description of the characteristics of hungry families and the effects of hunger on children; (3) a description of food assistance programs administered by the federal government, including the Food Stamp Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the Summer Food Service Program for Children; (4) a discussion of emergency food programs that focuses on characteristics of those who use them; (5) an analysis of the relationship between hunger and poverty; and (6) an analysis of the relationship between employment status and hunger. The report summarizes key findings and suggests policy recommendations for ending childhood hunger. The 10 appendixes include descriptions of the pilot and demonstration projects; of CCHIP survey sites and survey methods; of methods for estimating national hunger rates; and of a sample design for the Pontiac, Michigan, CCHIP survey. (MM)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Level, Family Characteristics, Family Life, Federal Programs, Hunger, Poverty, Public Policy, Social Services, Surveys
Food Research & Action Center, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. #540, Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.