TopicsTopics

Stay Connected

Follow ERS on Twitter
Subscribe to RSS feeds
Subscribe to ERS e-Newsletters.aspx
Listen to ERS podcasts
Read ERS blogs at USDA

Food insecurity rates are high for single-mother households and lower for households with elderly

In 2012, about 41 percent of households with incomes below the Federal poverty line were food insecure. Food-insecure households include those with low food security and very low food security. Rates of food insecurity and very low food insecurity were substantially higher than the national average for single-parent households, and for Black and Hispanic households. Food insecurity was more common in large cities and rural areas than in suburban areas.

Download higher resolution chart (4267 pixels by 3417 pixels, 300 dpi)

Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

For more information contact: Rosanna Mentzer Morrison

Share or Save this Page