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Monday, August 31, 2015

FOOD HARDSHIP DROPS TO PRE-RECESSION LEVELS


A recent Gallup survey concluded that 15.8% of U.S. families struggled in the first half of set the foundation for mental, physical, social, and emotional health.this year to afford food. That figure had surged after the recession hit, but has now declined to the point that it’s even lower than it was in the first few months of 2008--16.7%. In Connecticut, the food hardship rate dropped 1 percentage point  (from 14.2% to 13.2%) from 2014 to 2015. The Food Research and Action Center, which sponsored the survey,  attributes the improvement to the economic recovery and the fact that more households in need are participating in SNAP. Last year, 1  in 5 kids was on SNAP, compared to 1 in 8 in 2008.
Source:Food Research & Action Center, 8/20/15, Food Hardship Drops