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Issues in Food Assistance—Private Provision of Food Aid: The Emergency Food Assistance System

by Laura Tiehen

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. (FANRR-26-5) 4 pp, August 2002

Although Federal programs provide most food assistance in the U.S., many households rely on private, nonprofit, charitable organizations that provide emergency food in their communities. This issue brief reports findings from the first comprehensive government study of these organizations.

Keywords: Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program, Emergency Food Assistance System, food pantries, emergency kitchens, EFAS, food consumption

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Last updated: Monday, May 20, 2013

For more information contact: Laura Tiehen