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Slightly Fewer Americans Struggle to Feed Themselves, USDA Finds

Posted on AllSides September 3rd, 2014
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The number of U.S. households struggling to put food on the table totaled 17.5 million in 2013, a slight decrease from a year earlier but still a historically high number, according to government figures released on Wednesday.

A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture said 14.3% of American households didn't have access to adequate amounts of food at some point during the year because they didn't have the money or other resources to get it. Of those, 5.6% were considered to have "very low food security," which means members...

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