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Received emergency food from church/food pantry/food bank during past month

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FSFDBNKMO indicates if the household received emergency food from a food bank, food pantry, church, or other place in the past 30 days. This question is asked only in households that report receiving emergency food in the past year (FSFDBNK) and is available since 2002.

Only households with incomes below 185% of poverty and higher income households that indicate food access problems in response to preliminary screening questions are asked FSFDBNK, FSFDBNKMO and other questions in section on coping strategies to ameliorate or avoid food deprivation. The screening procedures for match those currently applied to the food security section.

This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.


This variable is comparable over available years.


  • Households that reported receiving emergency food from a church or food pantry under current in the past 12 months under current screening procedures.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 – 2019 - - - - - - - - - - - X


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