Millions Still Struggle Despite Drop in Number of Households Experiencing Food Insecurity

WASHINGTON, September 6, 2017 — More than 41 million Americans lived in households struggling with food insecurity — limited or uncertain access to enough food — in 2016. The 12.3 percent household food insecurity rate is still higher than the rate right before the Great Recession (11.1 percent in 2007). Studies show that food insecurity harms health, ability to learn, productivity, and the nation’s economic strength.

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