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Single mothers dramatically more likely to face food insecurity than other households

Households with children were more likely to struggle to keep adequate food on the table than the national average


Katie McDonough
September 5, 2013 9:56PM (UTC)

According to a new report from the Department of Agriculture, an estimated 14.5 percent of American households were food insecure at some point during 2012.

Depressingly, households with children had a greater likelihood of struggling to keep adequate food on the table than the national average, and single women with children were more likely to face food insecurity than all other households.

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You can read the full report here.

h/t Jake Grovum


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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