Thursday, September 5, 2013

Report Issued on Food Security in the United States

Here is a link to a report issued Sept. 4 called Household Food Security in the United States in 2012.

Here is a statement from Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack about the report:

"Food insecurity remains a very real challenge for millions of Americans. Today’s report underscores the importance of programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that have helped keep food insecurity from rising, even during the economic recession. As the recovery continues and families turn to USDA nutrition programs for help to put good food on the table, this is not the time for cuts to the SNAP program that would disqualify millions of Americans and threaten a rise in food insecurity. For our part, USDA will continue to deliver a strong nutrition program with an error rate that is at a historic low.”

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