Community Food Services in the US
In the five years to 2015, the Community Food Services industry is expected to increase moderately. This is due, in part, to a volatile employment market. As a result, food insecurity, a measure of an individual's vulnerability to hunger, rose. This led to greater demand for the industry's food aid and social services, allowing industry organizations to secure needed government and private donations and contributions. In the coming years, as the economy expands, corporate and individual contributions to this industry are projected to increase. However, ongoing budgetary concerns will lead to more subdued government funding.
Industry operators collect, prepare and deliver food to the needy. This industry includes food banks, meal delivery programs and fixed and mobile soup kitchens. Generally, establishments deliver meals to persons who cannot prepare meals for themselves due to age, disability or illness. Additionally, operators may also distribute clothing and blankets. This industry excludes emergency relief services that provide food and other aid to disaster victims.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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