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September 9, 2016

Number of food insecure households declining

The estimated percentage of US households that were food insecure in 2015 declined significantly to 12.7 percent from 14 percent in 2014, the US Dept. of Agriculture said Sept. 7. The 2015 percentage continued a downward trend from a high of 14.9 percent in 2011 but was still above the pre-recessionary level of 11.1 percent in 2007.

Food insecurity refers to American households whose access to food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. In 2015, 15.8 million households were food insecure and had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all family members.  Read More

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