미국 푸드뱅크 수요 급증: 'No sign of it slowing down any time soon'

“배고픔은 음식이 충분하지 않다는 육체적 감각이다.,” 캐시디 카르멘 베이츠가 말했다, 콘트라 코스타 푸드 뱅크의 정부 및 공공 업무 관리자 & Solano in California.

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 ; 과 4) sufficient food.

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It is the lack of available financial resources for food at the household level.

전에 the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2019, the national overall food insecurity rate was 10.9%, which was the lowest in 20 연령, 보고서에 따르면.

A volunteer is shown packing onions in the warehouse of the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland, 칼리프., 11 월. 5, 2021.

A volunteer is shown packing onions in the warehouse of the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland, 칼리프., 11 월. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

The rate slightly increased the following year in 2020 ...에 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 differsubstantiallyacross the population as well as according to race and ethnicity, 에 따르면 the Feeding America report.

그만큼 “counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are disproportionately rural.

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