“Hunger is the physical sensation of not having enough food,” said Cassidie Carmen Bates, government and public affairs manager of Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano in Kalifornië.
Bates told Fox News Digital on Friday that food insecurity means a lack of access to four essential ingredients: 1) affordable food; 2) nutritious food; 3) accessible food ; en 4) sufficient food.
It is the lack of available financial resources for food at the household level.
Voorheen die COVID-19-pandemie begin in 2019, the national overall food insecurity rate was 10.9%, which was the lowest in 20 jare, volgens die verslag.
The rate slightly increased the following year in 2020 aan 11.8%.
That translates to an estimated 38.3 million individuals living in a household that is defined as food insecure.
But the food insecurity levels differ “substantially” across the population as well as according to race and ethnicity, Volgens the Feeding America report.