Latest Data on Hunger & Poverty

•Total Pounds of Food Distributed**:  10,248,038 lbs in Sep 2013
+5.02% from prev month | +41.82% from Sep 12
2013 running total: 106,326,168 lbs distributed | 11,814,019 lbs avg/month
2012 total: 124,593,342 lbs distributed | 10,382,779 lbs avg/month
32,632,980 lbs in Q3 2013 | -17.97% from Q2 13 | +25.06% from Q3 12
Note: In general, 1.2 lbs = 1 meal. Example: 10,000 lbs = 8,333 meals

•Emergency Food Boxes Distributed**: 108,314 in Sep 2013
+3.28% from prev month | +12.94% from Sep 12
2013 running total: 966,177 boxes distributed | 107,353 boxes avg/month
2012 total: 1,230,642 boxes distributed | 102,554 boxes avg/month
326,841 distributed in Q3 2013 | -3.36% from Q2 13 | +8.98% from Q3 12

•SNAP (Food Stamp) Participation:  1,113,294 individuals enrolled in Sep 2013
-0.47% from prev month | -0.68% from Sep 12 | $124.49 avg ind. mo. allotment

*compiled from the most current AAFB & DES reports
**by AAFB member food banks