New USDA numbers show values of food nutrition programs

Many American households were unable to consistently provide food for their families last year

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According to new numbers released this morning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 14.5 percent - or 17.2 million American households - were unable to consistently put food on their tables for their families last year. This year’s rate was virtually unchanged from last year, continuing the prevalence of the highest food insecurity numbers seen in the 16 years that the government

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