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One In Five Americans Report Not Having Enough Money For Food In 2011

By Pat Garofalo  

"One In Five Americans Report Not Having Enough Money For Food In 2011"

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According to a new report released today by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), nearly one in five Americans report not having enough money to feed themselves or their family at some point last year, a slight increase over 2010. “Rising food prices, continuing high unemployment and underemployment, and flat food stamp benefit allotments all contributed to the high food hardship rate in 2011,” said FRAC President Jim Weill. Food insecurity increased by about 30 percent following the Great Recession.

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