The clients of emergency hunger centers in an urban area were studied to assess the problem of hunger from the clients' vantage point. The findings indicate that hunger remains a problem even among those who have availed themselves of emergency food services. A great deal of time and effort is spent in activities to cope with hunger. The adequacy of the present system for meeting the needs of the hungry and implications for policy are discussed.
Petchers, Marcia K.; Chow, Julian; and Kordisch, Karen
"Urban Emergency Food Center Clients: Characteristics, Coping Strategies and Needs,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 16
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol16/iss2/11