How Hungry is America? FRAC’s National, State and Local Index of Food Hardship

Source: Food Research and Action Center, April 2015

From the press release:
While Congress threatens huge cuts in funding for the country’s safety net programs that keep or lift people out of poverty, new data released today by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) show that millions of Americans still struggle to afford enough food for their households. How Hungry is America?, FRAC’s latest look at food hardship, finds that one in six Americans (17.2 percent) said in 2014 that there had been times over the past 12 months that they didn’t have enough money to buy food that they or their families needed.