Household Food Security in the United States in 2013
by Alisha Coleman-Jensen
, Christian Gregory
, and Anita Singh
Economic Research Report No. (ERR-173) 41 pp, September 2014
An estimated 14.3 percent of American households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2013, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. The change from 14.5 percent in 2012 was not statistically significant. The prevalence of very low food security was essentially unchanged at 5.6 percent.
Keywords: Food security, food insecurity, food spending, food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency kitchen, material well-being, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, Food Stamp Program, National School Lunch Program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, WIC
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