“Hunger in America 2010” is the largest study of domestic hunger, providing comprehensive and statistically-valid data on Feeding America’s emergency food distribution system and the people it serves. Through more than 61,000 face-to-face client interviews and more than 37,000 surveys of local charitable agencies, “Hunger in America 2010” captures detailed information about who is in need of emergency food assistance and their circumstances, which, in turn, helps charitable feeding organizations develop programs that best support hungry Americans. The results also better inform the public policy discourse so that federal nutrition programs can better serve those in need. The report shows that hunger is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States, and Feeding America’s network is expanding its reach in response.