Additional information on hunger and how you can help

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United States Department of Agriculture "Household Food Security in the United States, 2005"

By Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-29) 68 pp, November 2006

Eighty-nine percent of American households were food secure throughout the entire year in 2005, meaning that they had access, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. The remaining households were food insecure at least some time during that year. The prevalence of food insecurity declined from 11.9 percent of households in 2004 to 11.0 percent in 2005, while the prevalence of very low food security remained unchanged at 3.9 percent. This report, based on data from the December 2005 food security survey, provides the most recent statistics on the food security of U.S. households, as well as on how much they spent for food and the extent to which food-insecure households participated in Federal and community food assistance programs.

For the full report please visit the USDA Economic Research Service page

Facts from America's Second Harvest on children's nutrition:

Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Hunger Web is for researchers, educators, policy influencers, operations personnel, other professionals and students using the Internet to help find solutions to hunger at the global, national, community and household level—or for anyone who is interested in learning more about the subject. More about HungerWeb…

Housing Assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (PDf)

Making Ends Meet: Basic Family Budgets in Ohio

“Making Ends Meet: Basic Family Budgets in Ohio” is a new report by Policy Matters Ohio which provides the details of Allegretto’s study for Ohio.  The report, and the spreadsheets for basic family budgets, by family size, configuration, and residence in Ohio in 2004, may be found at .

Ohio State Legal Services Association

The Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA) provides legal information to you and your clients' on issues including accessing Federally and State funded Programs including Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, and Social Security. Additionally, OSLSA provides referrals for attorneys at free or low cost to the clients in Columbus and South East Ohio. To contact the OSLSA, please call 1-614-221-7201 or visit their web site To receive referral information across Ohio, please call 1-866-LAWOHIO or go on-line:


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