September 9, 2021
Inequities and SDOH
  • A new report from the USDA shows that the rate of food insecurity among U.S. households held steady at 10.5 percent in 2020, despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The percentage of households that reported very low food security — meaning they worry food will run out before they get money to buy more — actually declined from 4.1 percent in 2019 to 3.9 percent in 2020. However, food insecurity for households with children rose from 6.5 percent to 7.6 percent and the hunger gap between Black and white households widened from 11.2 percent to 14.6 percent. (Article here; Report here)