Feeding America today issued the following statement in response to the USDA Food-Insecurity Report
Statement Attributable to Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America:
“The USDA announced yesterday that the number of food-insecure Americans fell last year from 48 million to 42 million, including 13 million children.
“While it is indeed good news that there has been a significant decline in the number of households who are food insecure, the fact that 1 in 6 children do not have consistent access to adequate amounts of healthy, nutritious food should be of great concern to all Americans.
“These findings are proof that the public and private sectors must continue to work together to address the needs of everyone facing hunger.
“We must in particular ensure that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other Federal nutrition programs remain fully funded.”
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Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.