Hunger in California

California’s Food Banks have been coordinating comprehensive surveys of hunger and food insecurity in their communities for decades.  To find the most recent survey results and recommendations for policy changes, follow these links:


California Food Policy Advocates County Profiles:

Summary of 2010 Hunger Study



UCLA's bi-annual California Health Interview Survey:

California Food Policy Advocates State Profile:



USDA Food Insecurity Numbers:

Feeding America:
Hunger Study Executive Summary & Full 2010 Hunger Report

Food Research and Action Center:

A report on the major national anti-hunger programs is available from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:
"Food and Nutrition Programs: Reducing Hunger and Bolstering Nutrition"