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Research and Reports Released in 2014

2014 Self Sufficiency Standard Report
City Harvest and our partners – the New York Community Trust, the United Way of New York City and the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement - have opened a dialogue in our city with the 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard Report.

The report shows that 42% of New York City households lack the income needed to cover necessities like food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and health care but earn too much to qualify for government assistance. In fact, food costs have increased across New York City by 59% since 2000, while the median earnings of working adults have increased by only 17%.

School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts: School Year 2012-2013
FRAC reports NYC missed out of more than $53 million as a result of low school breakfast participation. City Harvest begun work in 2014 with the Powered By Breakfast NYC coalition to increase school breakfast participation.

Household Food Security in the United States in 2013
USDA reports that 49.1 million Americans are food insecure.

New York City Food Policy: 2014 Food Metrics Report
As of August 2014, there were 379,966 NYC residents 65 years or older receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The Public Plate in New York City
The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College reports that an estimated 260 million meals, are served by ten New York City agencies annually.

Research and Reports Released in 2013

School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts: School Year 2011-2012
FRAC reports NYC missed out of more than $50 million as a result of low school breakfast participation. City Harvest continues to work with the New York City School Meals Coalition to increase school breakfast participation.

Household Food Security in the United States in 2012
USDA reports that 49 million Americans are food insecure.

New York City Food Policy: 2013 Food Metrics Report
New York City invested $55 million into 16 approved supermarket development projects in underserved neighborhoods.

New York City Center for Economic Opportunity 2012 – 2013 Annual Report
The Center for Economic Opportunity reports include the NYC-specific CEO Poverty Measure, which includes the effect of benefit program cuts.

Food Hardship in America 2012
FRAC reveals the second highest rate of food hardship in the country is in the South Bronx at 36.3%.