August 22, 2012 – Nearly One in Five American Households Report Inability to Afford Enough in Food During First Six Months of 2012
April 2012 – New FRAC Analysis
Finds Food Hardship Prevalent in Rural Districts (pdf)
Report: Food Hardship in America 2010-2011
Analysis: Data for districts of House Agriculture Committee members
Nearly One in Five Americans Report Inability to Afford Enough Food
Analysis: Data for the Nation, States, 100 MSAs, and Every Congressional District
Released: February 2012
Food Hardship Rate in 2010-2011 by Congressional District
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FRAC’s food hardship analyses provide a unique up-to-date examination of how millions of American households in every part of the country are struggling with hunger. Data are available for the nation, every state, 100 of the country’s largest MSAs, and every congressional district.
A respondent is defined to have experienced food hardship if he or she answers yes to the following question: “Have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?”
FRAC’s analysis reveals that no community is free from hunger. According to the latest data:
The food hardship question is being asked as part of a survey conducted by Gallup through the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index project, and provided to FRAC to be analyzed. Gallup is interviewing 1,000 households per day almost every day since January 2, 2008 for this project. More than one million people have been asked a series of questions on a range of topics including emotional health, physical health, healthy behavior, work environment and access to basic services.
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Food Hardship in America: Households with and without Children
Analysis:Nearly One in Four of Nation’s Households with Children Report Inability to Afford Enough Food. Examines food hardship rates for households with and without children for the nation, states, 100 of the country’s largest MSAs, and every congressional district.
Released: August 2011
Food Hardship in America: Data for the Nation, States, 100 MSAs, and Every Congressional District
Analysis: Adding regional data, this analysis is the second full review of food hardship data, updated through 2010. It examines food hardship rates for the nation, regions, states, 100 of the country’s largest MSAs, and every congressional district.
Released: March 2011
Food Hardship in America: State Data through June 2010
Analysis: Examines food hardship rates by state in the first half of 2010.
Released: December 2010
Food Hardship: Data for the Nation through September 2010
Analysis: Contains national food hardship data and trends for the first nine months of 2010 (January through September).
Released: November 2010
Food Hardship – Data for the Nation, States, 100 MSAs, and Every Congressional District
Analysis: First in the series, this analysis contains food hardship data for 2008 and 2009 for the nation, every state, 100 of the largest MSAs, and every congressional district. It also contains an examination of food hardship rates among households with and without children on the national and state level, as well as 50 of the largest MSAs.
Released: January 2010