Volunteers: 2009 Hunger Study

February 5, 2009 § 1 Comment

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We need volunteers to conduct interviews for the 2009 National Hunger Study.

We’re  working with Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest) and Mathematica Policy Research to conduct a study of hunger throughout the United States and we’d love your help.

To complete the study, Food Bank staff and volunteers will work as a team to conduct nearly 500 client interviews at 50 of our Partner Agencies throughout Central Texas selected by Mathematica.  The results of this national study, Hunger in America 2009, will be released in November/December 2009, and will be used by food banks, hunger advocates, policymakers and legislators across the nation.

Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

For more information, click here. To download volunteer application, click here.

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§ One Response to Volunteers: 2009 Hunger Study

  • Pandora says:

    When I asked the woman the scripted questions on the survey form, if she had to skip meals in order to feed her children, her answer was “Pues, si.” (“Well, yes.”)

    It was staggering thinking of 4 adults and a child existing (rent, food, transportation, etc.) on $800 a month, and sometimes less from their work. All the waiting and all the driving from getting to the interview sites became worth it as we looked into each others’ eyes, and melted into each others’ worlds. I saw all our excuses fade away.

    There is no excuse. We have to help.

    Pandora

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