WHO OUR NETWORK SERVES

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) believes having access to adequate
food is a basic human right. It is from this perspective that Catholic
Charities agencies across the country work to provide programs and
services to families, children, and single adults struggling to afford
food to eat.
ADULTS
57%
CHILDREN
29%
SENIORS
14%
OVERVIEW
HOW OUR NETWORK SERVES
2012
ANNUAL
SURVEY
HUNGER
Total Hunger-Related Client Services: 9,077,610
Refects clients for whom age is identifed.
71%
FOOD BANKS
AND PANTRIES
12%
SOUP KITCHENS
7%
OTHER FOOD
SERVICES
8%
CONGREGATE
DINING
2%
HOME DELIVERED
MEALS
The information provided in this report comes from the Catholic Charities USA 2012 Annual Survey. In 2012, 139
of the 166 Catholic Charities organizations across the country responded to the survey. The survey is conducted
and compiled by researchers at the Center for the Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.
ANNUAL SURVEY
HUNGER
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OTHER FOOD SERVICES
33 77
agencies sponsored
community gardens
agencies engaged in
legislative advocacy
on hunger issues
PREPARED FOOD SERVICES
Prepared food services include soup kitchens, congregate dining
services, and home delivered meals, such as “Meals on Wheels”.
Congregate dining facilities include meals served at emergency
and transitional housing facilities, and senior citizen centers.
Agencies reach out to clients who are physically unable to receive
food at soup kitchens and congregate dining sites by delivering
meals to their home.
In 2012, Catholic Charities agencies provided:
AGENCIES
39

73
132
756
1,105,443
77,992
Soup Kitchens

Congregate Dining
SITES CLIENTS
AGENCIES
105
53
1,670

2,262
6,436,434

604,745
Food Banks/
Pantries/Cupboards

Other Food
Distributions
SITES CLIENTS
FOOD DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
In many cases, Catholic Charities agencies reach the largest volume
of clients through their food distribution services. Primarily, agencies
deliver these services through food banks, food pantries, or food
cupboards; however, some agencies offer additional types of food
distribution services, including government bulk food distribution,
donated food, “SHARE”, “Second Harvest”, food cooperatives, and
food voucher services.
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAMS
SNAP ENROLLMENT
46 agencies
assisted 99,896 adults with
enrollment in the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP)
30 agencies
reported providing summer
lunch programs at 352 sites.
4,972,244
home delivered meals
ANNUAL SURVEY
HUNGER

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