Guide to the San Diego Hunger Coalition Records

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Guide to the San Diego Hunger Coalition Records 1983

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: San Diego Hunger Coalition Records
Dates: 1983-1983
Identification: MS-0213
Creator: San Diego Hunger Coalition
Physical Description: 0.63 linear ft
Language of Materials: English Spanish;Castilian
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

The San Diego Hunger Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to and participation in federal food programs, such as food stamps and school lunch programs. The Coalition educates and advocates about hunger issues at the local, state, and national levels, with the goal of alleviating hunger in San Diego County. In 1983 the Coalition created the Hunger Survey Committee, which attempted to quantify the total number of hungry persons in San Diego County. They did so by asking people at a local soup kitchen to fill out surveys, surveying door-to-door in all neighborhoods and communities in the county, and mailing surveys to food providing agencies in the county.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Topical Term:

Food relief -- United States
Hunger -- United States

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego Hunger Coalition Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials related to a survey about hunger in San Diego carried out by the Hunger Survey Committee of the San Diego Hunger Coalition in 1983, in an attempt to quantify the total number of hungry people in the County. These materials include completed anonymous survey forms from a large number of zip codes in San Diego County, which asks individuals about their ability to buy food, how the economy affects their food-buying habits, and which gathers income, employment, age, and racial data.
The materials also include tally sheets, completed survey forms mailed to religious, humanitarian, and civic organizations providing free food to individuals, and the final report of the committee, which discusses the attempt to trace pockets of hunger in the county by geographical location.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Survey, Zip Codes 92001-92027

Box 1, Folder 2

Survey, Zip Codes 92128-92083

Box 1, Folder 3

Survey, Zip Codes 92101-92109

Box 1, Folder 4

Survey, Zip Codes 92113-92128

Box 1, Folder 5

Surveys, Unknown Zip Codes

Box 1, Folder 6

Brief Survey Forms

Box 2, Folder 1

Food Assistance Program Surveys, Churches and Schools

Box 2, Folder 2

Food Assistance Program Surveys, Other Organizations

Box 2, Folder 3

Result Tallies

Box 2, Folder 4

Final Report: "Hunger in San Diego"