Food insecurity rates are highest for single-mother households and households with incomes below the poverty line

Food insecurity rates are highest for single-mother households and households with incomes below the poverty line

In 2021, 32.1 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 both large cities and rural areas than in suburban areas.


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