Hunger in America, Especially for Children, Has “Skyrocketed” During Covid-19, Data Shows

The number of children who do not have enough to eat has soared in the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau and Agriculture Department.

The level of hunger in U.S. households almost tripled between 2019 and August of this year, according to an analysis of new data from the Census Bureau and the Department of Agriculture. Even more alarming, the proportion of American children who sometimes do not have enough to eat is now as much as 14 times higher than it was last year.

The Intercept

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