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How the U.S. kept hunger from skyrocketing during COVID: government aid and charity

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11.09.2021

Despite the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the vulnerable in the United States, the percentage of Americans in food-insecure households held steady in 2020 at 10.5%, figures released on September 8, 2021, show.

Although unchanged from 2019, the new numbers are important for two main reasons.

First, food insecurity—the state of being unable to adequately provide food for yourself or your family—has become one of the leading, if not the leading, indicator of well-being for vulnerable Americans. And with 38.3 million food-insecure Americans, the number of people affected is still high.

Second, the fact that the overall rate did not increase despite a serious economic downturn underscores the importance of government........

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