Record number of Americans are now affected by food insecurity that is only exacerbated by social programs

Monday, September 29, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: PF Louis
Monday, September 29, 2014

Food insecurity describes a lack of certainty for a household’s next meal, not enough nutritious food or a lack of stability of household food supplies. In the USA, this issue is debatable somewhat, because what constitutes real nutritious food diverges considerably from the most common perceptions of food.

Nevertheless, food insecurity describes a condition of not having steady access to edibles, whatever they are. Forget the nutritious part for now. That’s not part of the standard American diet (SAD). Statistically, there are many households whose steady access to food is unstable, even with one or more working.

One NGO volunteer group, Feeding America, claims that one in five American children live in a household that experiences some level of food insecurity. The focus on children is mostly for their need to grow healthily and not be affected mentally by improper nutrition while in school.

Here’s part of a report from Feeding America, a non-profit group with a national network of 200 food banks to distribute food for the needy:

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2012, 15.9 million children under 18 in the United States live in this condition — unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life. According to Map the Meal Gap… 20% or more of the child population in 38 states and D.C. lived in food insecure households in 2011.

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