Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Drops To Lowest Level Since Before Great Recession
It’s rare to get good news when it comes to hunger. But the government says there was a big drop last year in the number of people in the country struggling to get enough to eat, especially children.
Overall, 15.8 million U.S. households, or 12.7 percent, experienced what the government calls “food insecurity” at some point during 2015. That’s compared to about 17.4 million households — or 14 percent — in 2014, according to a new report by the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
When a family is “food insecure,” that means they have a difficult time getting enough to eat, or the right kinds of food to eat, because they lack money or other resources. Listen and read more on NPR…