Food insecurity rates are highest for single mother households and lowest for multi-adult households with no children

Food insecurity rates are highest for single mother households and lowest for multi-adult households with no children

In 2017, 36.8 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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