Rural Food Pantry Users’ Stigma and Safety Net Food Programs
Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal
Increasing numbers of individuals in our community have been seeking local food pantry assistance. Previous studies of food pantries found that users show low rates of governmental aid receipt, especially in rural areas. We assessed evidence that suggests that post-recession need has mitigated rural reluctance to pursue government assistance. The inadequacy of government and local food assistance to address the problem of food insecurity in our community is discussed.
food insecurity, food pantry, rural, safety net, stigma
Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work
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Nooney, Lori L.; Giomo-James, Elisabetta; Kindle, Peter A.; Norris, Debra S.; Myers, Ryan R.; and Stanley, Robert Jon, "Rural Food Pantry Users’ Stigma and Safety Net Food Programs" (2013). Department of Social Work. 3.