Majority of U.S. Food Insecure Struggled to Obtain Help

Majority of U.S. Food Insecure Struggled to Obtain Help

Millions of people in the U.S. who are eligible for food assistance programs did not receive assistance in the last 12 months, according to a new report from The Associated Press-NORC Center published Sept. 24. Nearly one-quarter (23%) of respondents to AP-NORC’s poll...
Nearly 14m U.S. Households Were Food Insecure in 2020

Nearly 14m U.S. Households Were Food Insecure in 2020

There were 13.8 million U.S. households that experienced food insecurity in 2020, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA) report published Sept. 8. This total represents 10.5% of all U.S. households, a percentage that remains unchanged from 2019. Of...
Pandemic Pushes 320M More into Food Insecurity

Pandemic Pushes 320M More into Food Insecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an estimated 320 million more people into a situation of food insecurity, according to the United Nations’ annual report, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published July 12. Food security is defined in the report...
US Food Insecurity Dropped Below 2007 Levels in 2019

US Food Insecurity Dropped Below 2007 Levels in 2019

U.S. food insecurity declined again in 2019, bringing the total below 2007 levels, according to an annual report released in early September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Last year, 10.5% of U.S. households (13.7 million) experienced low or very low...