Hunger Study

Fighting Hunger 365 days a year.


Today's Statistics


*101,264 individuals rely on our services each month.


*For every dollar raised, the Food Bank is able to obtain 7 pounds of food and distribute that food to 36,356 families in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.


The Hunger Study completed in 2010 highlights the need for food assistance in our region.


Since 2006, the number of people who are turning to emergency programs for assistance has increased at
82% of food pantries
63% of soup kitchens
41% of shelters 


Every month nearly 39,000 or 39% of clients we serve are under the age of 18.

The individuals in our community who rely on our network of member agencies have to choose between food and other necessities.
53% of households receiving emergency food assistance had to choose between paying for food and utilities.
34% of households had to choose between paying for food and rent or mortgage.


Health Problems Threaten households
33% of households report that at least one household member was in poor health and 33% of clients have unpaid medical or hospital bills.

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