Hunger & Food Assistance Research Data & Publications
Summer is usually imagined as a carefree time for children and families—a lazy, relaxing season filled with cookouts, backyard picnics, and trips to the ice cream truck. We don’t usually equate “summer vacation” and empty stomachs.
Since childhood, 21-year-old Ashante Dickens has had a clear goal: “I want to be an elementary school teacher. That’s my passion.” She got good grades in school, and did well enough in high school to be allowed to take a few early enrollment classes at a nearby college in early childhood education. She was on the road to realizing her dream when a family problem changed her course.
"Being hungry is possibly the worst feeling anyone could ever experience, and honestly, when you're hungry, you can't be productive, and you can't really do anything. And I just remember, sometimes in school I would definitely be hungry," said 17-year-old New York City high school senior Ninaad Dave.
These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in 2010 in each state.
Carsey Institute Report on the challenges of serving rural children through the summer food service program.
President Obama's 2011 Budget signals the Administration's continued commitment to children and families even in these extraordinarily tough economic times. It reflects the President's understanding that investing in children now will ensure a more stable economy and a healthier, more competitive workforce in the future.
These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in 2008 in each state.
CDF gathered useful materials from federal agencies, congressional sources, and advocacy and other organizations so you can begin familiarizing yourself with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding and program activities available in your state and community. To ensure that children and families truly benefit from these increased funds, it is important to identify funding coming into your state that can be used to invest in children, families, and communities. These links will be updated on a regular basis, so check back frequently.
CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data on child nutrition, food stamps, and nutrition assistance programs.
This primer on child poverty provides information on the definition of poverty; basic facts about child poverty; how poverty affects children's health, food security, early development, home and family environment, education, and crime; the economic and social costs of child poverty; and public programs that combat child poverty.