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HUNGER IN AMERICA 2010
Report Prepared for Food Bank of Alaska, Anchorage

Key findings:

  • 90,300 people are food insecure
  • FBA and our partner agencies provide emergency food for an estimated 41,200 annually in Anchorage
  • 35% of the members of households served in Anchorage are children under 18 years old
  • 75% had incomes below the federal poverty level during the previous month
  • Among all Anchorage client households served by FBA and our partners, 86% are food insecure
  • 46% had to choose between paying for food and paying for transportation46% of hungry Alaskans have at least one family member who is employed
  • 43% of clients served in Anchorage report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel
  • 42% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine
  • 39% of client households served by FBA and our partners are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps) benefits; however it is likely that many more are eligible
  • Only 18% of hungry Alaskans are homeless
  • 11.7% of hungry Alaskans have a college or higher level degree

 

To find out more about food security, visit:
Food Bank of Alaska
United States Department of Agriculture
Feeding America