Evaluation of Demonstration Projects to End Childhood Hunger: Final Interim Evaluation Report
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Feb 28, 2018
- Prior to implementation, the rates of food insecurity in most demonstration projects were higher than the national rates of 41 percent for low-income households with children and 22 percent for low-income children in 2016.
- Kentucky had the highest rate of household food insecurity (59 percent), followed by Nevada (56 percent), Chickasaw Nation (53 percent), and Virginia (53 percent). Chickasaw Nation and Kentucky had the highest rates of child food insecurity (37 percent), followed by Nevada (35 percent) and Virginia (22 percent).
- The demonstration projects had some diversity in household income among survey respondents. More than 90 percent of households in Kentucky and Nevada had gross income at or below the poverty line, compared to 64 and 60 percent in Chickasaw Nation and Virginia, respectively.
Ending Childhood Hunger: Evaluation of Demonstration Projects
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service