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Food insecurity rates are highest for single mother households and lowest for elderly

Food insecurity rates are highest for single mother households and lowest for elderly
In 2013, about 42 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 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.    

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Last updated: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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