Topic: Hunger

New ERS Report Underscores that Food Insecurity in America is Still Far Too High

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2018 — More than 40 million Americans lived in households struggling with food insecurity — limited or uncertain access to enough food — in 2017, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. The data reveal a decline in household food insecurity in 2017 from the previous year, with the rate dropping from 12.3 to 11.8 percent.

Tags: Hunger

If It’s Not Broken, Why Fix It? Draft Farm Bill Puts Unnecessary Burdens on Low-Income People

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2018 — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway’s (R-TX) draft farm bill seeks to erode the effectiveness of SNAP in ensuring that those who struggle against hunger can afford to put food on the table. The proposals in this bill would lead to greater hunger and poverty among individuals and families, including the working poor, as well as reduced economic growth and productivity in communities across the country.

Tags: Hunger, SNAP