Food insecurity in the U.S. is down

The number of U.S. households who do not have enough food is now at the lowest level since the Great Recession. That is according to the latest USDA study on household food insecurity.

It is important to note these numbers are for 2019, so they do not reflect the landscape during the pandemic.

According to USDA economist Alisha Coleman-Jensen, “The 2019 food insecurity rate was 10.5 percent of all U.S. households, and that’s down from 2018, when 11.1 percent were food insecure.”

That means 90 percent of families in the U.S. say that they have enough food to put on the table. The USDA says that the rate of homes with children in the “very low security” range has been declining year over year.