As the economic impacts of COVID-19 spread, communities around the world are facing yet another invisible and immediate challenge: hunger. The pandemic is set to push an estimated 265 million people worldwide to the brink of starvation by the end of the year. Denise Cheung and Dilip Wagle take a look at how these global challenges are affecting a local community in the United States.
Food insecurity in the United States dropped again in 2019 ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has cost millions of Americans their jobs and continues to send many into food lines, the Agriculture Department reported Wednesday.
Food-insecure households in the United States, defined as those who “had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources,” declined to prerecession levels last year, USDA's Economic Research Service reported Wednesday.
Food insecurity in the United States fell last year from 12.3 percent to 11.8 percent of U.S. households, the sixth straight year of declines following the 2007 recession, USDA's Economic Research Service reported today.