Friday, July 31, 2020
Food insecurity for U.S. households last week reached its highest reported level since the Census Bureau started tracking the data in May, with almost 30 million Americans reporting that they'd not had enough to eat at some point in the seven days through July 21. In the bureau's weekly Household Pulse Survey, roughly 23.9 million of 249 million respondents indicated that they "sometimes [had] not enough to eat" for the week ended July 21, while about 5.42 million indicated that they "often [had] not enough to eat." The survey, which began with the week ending May 5, was published Wednesday. The number of respondents who sometimes had insufficient food was at its highest point in the survey's 12 weeks. The number who often experienced food insufficiency was at its highest since the week ending May 26.
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