Statement from Secretary Tom Vilsack on the 2022 Household Food Security in the U.S. Report

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2023 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Economic Research Service released the Household Food Security in the United States in 2022 report, which examined American households’ ability to access sufficient food last year. The report found that the vast majority – 87.2 percent – of U.S. households were food secure throughout 2022, meaning they had consistent, dependable access to enough food for active, healthy living. However, 17 million households were food insecure at some point during the year, including 6.8 million households that reported very low food security. The study also found statistically significant increases across categories from 2021.

Read the Full Article at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service 


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