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Monday, September 26, 2016

FOOD HARDSHIP HIGHER IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN


Despite an improving economy, far too many Americans — and, especially, far too many children — still live in households that struggle against hunger, according to a new report that finds one in five households with children suffers from food hardship nationally, and in nearly half of the states. The food hardship rate for households with children (19.2%) is considerably higher than the rate for households without children (14.2%). Among the nation’s 100 largest urban areas, 45 had food hardship rates above 20% for households with children.

Source: Food Research & Action Center, 9/20/16, Food Hardship