Food insufficiency fluctuated during the COVID-19 pandemic

Food insufficiency fluctuated during the COVID-19 pandemic

USDA, ERS tracks food insufficiency during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through the Household Pulse Survey, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Low and very low food sufficiency prevalence rates reached a high of 13.4 percent in December 2020 before declining to 8.0 percent as of April 26, 2021. Food insufficiency had increased to 9.6 percent as of June 21, 2021 before declining to 8.4 percent in September 2021. Very low food sufficiency has followed a similar pattern and was estimated at 2.2 percent in September 2021.


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