Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program No. (FANRR-26-5) 4 pp

August 2002

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

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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