Become a Hunger Study Volunteer!

Help Solve the Problem of Hunger in America…
Become a Hunger Study Volunteer!


Every four years, Feeding America and its network of member food banks coordinate a landmark study assessing hunger across our nation. The data collected is then used to inform strategy, programs, and other decisions across the Feeding America network. It is also used in policy formation at both the local and national level. Ultimately, this valuable knowledge empowers us to end the fight against hunger in America.

Volunteers play a critical role in the success of the Hunger Study. Feeding America member food banks, including Philabundance, need energetic volunteers to facilitate a nationwide study of hunger. Volunteers will engage with individuals receiving food assistance, contribute to invaluable research on national hunger and help to effect positive change in in their communities.

Volunteers will be responsible for:

– Attending a mandatory training session
– Traveling to agency sites to facilitate Client Surveys
– Interacting with clients during the agency visit

Volunteers should:

– Be able to visit 5 sites between April and August 2013.
– Possess computer and internet skills
– Be able to communicate effectively with diverse populations
– Exercise discretion and show sensitivity with clients
– Be enthusiastic, Flexible, and patient. Have fun!
– Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

How To Get Started:

If you are interested in volunteering as a data collector contact Jaclyn Elwell at or call 339-0900 x 1106.

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