Friday, May 12, 2017

Struggle Worsens for Food Insecure Americans

"The number of Americans who are eating poor-quality food or skipping meals dropped slightly in 2015, new research shows — but for those who aren’t always sure where their next meal is coming from, the struggle to pay for food is actually worsening, a hunger advocacy group says.

Ironically, the group says in a new report, many of these families actually now earn too much to qualify for federal nutrition programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known widely as food stamps, and free and reduced-priced school lunch programs."

Feeding America, a Chicago based non-profit, states the following on this issue: "The gap between how much these folks earn and what they need to survive — the so-called “food budget shortfall.”

Source: USA Today, 5/4/17,

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