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Hunger Numbers

The following is from Bread for the World.

"Hunger in the United States declined in 2018. New data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week showed that for the first time since the recession, the number of households struggling to put food on the table dropped to 11.1 percent. It is the seventh year in a row that the number of Americans experiencing hunger has decreased.

"The USDA annual report said that 1 in 9 Americans (37.2 million), including 1 in 7 children (11.2 million), lived at risk of hunger in 2018.

"While food insecurity among all households, and households with children in particular, declined significantly over the past two years, African American households did not see any gains over this time period. In fact, 21.2 percent of African Americans and 16.2 percent of Latinos are struggling with hunger."

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