Food insecurity and hunger in the U.S.

May 15, 2010

Data sources: The Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2010 (table 209), 2004-2005 (table 196), 2000 (table 233). Starting at 2006, the “with hunger” category was renamed to “with very low food security”. See the sources for definitions.

Updated (Jan 25, 2011) with 2011 Statistical Abstract data (Table 210) to show 2008 values.

Update (Sept. 17, 2013): A USDA report has the data up to 2012. The elevated insecurity levels first observed in 2008 have remained stable since. In 2012, 14.5% of households were food insecure, and 5.7% had very low food security.

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