Children in some 3.9 million households suffered from food insecurity last year, with their families unable to provide them with adequate, nutritious food at times.
Nearly 17 million Americans suffered from “very low food security,” meaning they had to reduce the amount they ate, saying the food they bought did not last and they didn’t have the funds to buy more. They typically found themselves in this situation a few days a month for seven months of the year.
- More than 50 Million Americans Can’t Buy Food (investmentwatchblog.com)
- Nearly 15% of U.S. Households Were Hungry in 2011 (247wallst.com)
- More than 50 million Americans couldn’t afford to buy food at some point in 2011 (12160.info)
- Report: Nearly 15% of US Households ‘Food Insecure’ (commondreams.org)
- 17.9M U.S. families struggle to buy food (upi.com)
- Does USDA Measure Hunger? (rcsfoodbank.wordpress.com)
- Nearly 17 Million Americans Experience Low Food Security (sott.net)
- Nearly 18 Million U.S. Households Had Trouble Getting Food Last Year (wnyc.org)
- More Than 50 Million Americans Are Short of Food (wibw.com)
- More than 50 million Americans short of food (wtvr.com)