USDA report shows pandemic relief helped hungry families

Author: Leigh Lynes

Via Marketplace: "The number of households that experienced food insecurity during 2020 was about the same as the year before, according to the new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the pandemic early days, food banks saw long lines, and a lot of folks were in a scary, uncertain place. So the USDA report is good news, said Jim Sullivan, an economics professor at Notre Dame. He said despite so many people losing work in 2020, 'and lots of struggles with the pandemic and health concerns, we don’t see that overall food insecurity has increased.'”

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