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Covid-19 pandemic is the first time 40% of Americans have experienced food insecurity

Melanie Wong | Dec 4, 202010:50 PM     2

" . . . About half of those polled say they’ve struggled to afford food, while 37% report skipping meals themselves so there was enough food for their children to eat. Yet 63% said they didn’t realize they were experiencing food insecurity, which is generally defined as when an individual doesn’t have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable food.

The majority of Americans experiencing food insecurity, about 60%, say the expiration of many federal assistance programs, such as enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus payments, has made it even more difficult. About half report that they’re struggling to provide food for their families more now than they were at the beginning of the pandemic. . ."

Covid-19 pandemic is the first time 40% of Americans have experienced food insecurity

4 in 10 Americans say the Covid-19 pandemic was the first time they experiencedfood insecurity, and a majority struggled to get the help they needed.

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