Food insufficiency fluctuated during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Chart shows food insufficiency rates during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

The prevalence of food insufficiency—low and very low food sufficiency—peaked at 13.4 percent as of December 21, 2020, before declining to about 8.0 percent in August 2021. Food insufficiency was estimated at 11.2 percent as of October 17, 2022, and very low food sufficiency was estimated at 2.9 percent.

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