Food Pantry Research Paper

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The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry: English 115. The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry Zakaria A. Hashim Strayer University / English 115 Instructor: Amy Williams November 27, 2012 The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry. “The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry is a community based ministry comprised of volunteers dedicated to feeding the hunger by providing food to those in need of assistance…show more content…
Census Bureau, more than 12% of the population in the state of Virginia is food insecure. It is a myth to think that people who need food are chronically poor. More likely, the person is unemployed, underemployed, suffering from poor health, or enduring the loss of a spouse. * The poverty rate for people living in suburban areas was 16.6 percent (7.9 million people) in 2009. * In 2010, the prevalence of household food insecurity in suburban areas was 12.6 percent (6.2 million households), and the prevalence of very low food security was 4.6 percent (2.3 million households). * In 2010, 4.8 percent of all U.S. households (5.6 million households) accessed emergency food from a food pantry one or more times. * In January 2012, approximately 11.4% (or 911,412 people) of Virginians participated in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamp program). This is an 8.2% increase over the prior…show more content…
Household Food Security in the United States in 2010. September 2011). “The supply of basic needs can be restricted by constraints on government services such as corruption, debt and loan conditionality and by the brain drain of the health care system and educational professionals,” ( Food for the Poor Inc., 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073). “Unlike most food pantries that have geographical boundaries on their service area, the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry, due to its strong faith-based nature, will feed anyone who comes in need of food. If you or your family needs food assistance, the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry will help.” (Haymarket Regional Food Pantry/ Haymarket, Virginia 20168). There are many factors contributing to feeding the poor. They can be medical, environmental, behavioral, nutritional, or due to other situations that face the under privileged. The need for food locally, nationally and worldwide is a never ending issue. The Haymarket Regional Food

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