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Comprehensive Survey to Reveal Attitudes, Perceptions about Hunger


Results of one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys ever conducted exclusively on attitudes and perceptions of hunger will be released at a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 10, 2011. The survey, commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) in collaboration with Tyson Foods, Inc., was designed to:

· Understand the public’s appreciation of the extent and causes of hunger

· Explore the gaps between the reality and public perception of hunger

· Understand how “hunger” is defined among Americans

· Understand the public’s perceptions of those who are hungry

· Measure understanding of the effects of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition

Event Details

1:30-2:30 p.m. March 10, 2011

First Amendment Room, 13th Floor

National Press Club, 529, 14th St. NW. Washington, DC 20045

Remote Coverage Opportunities

Reporters outside of Washington, D.C., are welcome to participate by phone and submit questions by email during the news conference. The teleconference number is 800-738-1032 (please call in at 1:20 p.m. EST). Please submit questions to:

Television stations can cover the event via live satellite:

Satellite: Galaxy 17 Ku-band, digital
Transponder 15, slot D
Orbital Slot: 91 degrees west
Downlink frequency: 12013.5
Polarity: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 6.1113
FEC: 3 / 4
For technical questions please call:
National Press Club TOC: 202-662-7594
Encompass TOC: 678-421-6604


James Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center

John Tyson, Chairman, Tyson Foods, Inc.

Sara Lilygren, Senior Vice President, External Relations, Tyson Foods, Inc.

Guy Molyneaux, Hart Research Associates

Lynn Brantley, Executive Director, Capital Area Food Bank

Video of some well-known people personally affected by hunger will also be shared


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