An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.Economic Research Service
Title:Food Security Supplement to the Current Population Survey.
OMB Control Number:0536-0043.
Summary of Collection:The Food Security Supplement is sponsored by the Economic Research Service (ERS) as a research and evaluation activity authorized under section 17 of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 as amended. ERS is collaborating with the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Bureau of Census to continue this program of research and development. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is currently the primary source of nutrition assistance for low-income Americans enablinghouseholds to improve their diet by increasing their food purchasing power. As the nation's primary public program for ensuring food security and alleviating hunger, the SNAP needs to regularly monitor food security conditions among its target population. This monitoring need requires that USDA continue basic data collection, analysis, and evaluation.
Need and Use of the Information:The data collected by the food security supplement will be used to monitor the prevalence of food security and the prevalence and severity of food insecurity among the Nation's households. The prevalence of these conditions as well as year-to-year trends in their prevalence will be estimated at the national level and for population subgroups. The data also will be used to monitor the amounts that households spend for food and their use of community food pantries and emergency kitchens.
Description of Respondents:Individuals or Households.
Number of Respondents:54,400.
Frequency of Responses:Reporting: On occasion.
Total Burden Hours:6,916.