Feature: Food Security Publications

FRAC: How Hungry is America?
October 9, 2018

This analysis of the Gallup data by FRAC looks at the rates at which Americans answered “yes” to the question “Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” nationally, regionally, at the state level, and at the local level (by Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA) in 2016 and 2017.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The High Cost of Being Poor in Pennsylvania
September 22, 2016

It is welcome news that the poverty rate in Pennsylvania declined from 13.6 percent in 2014 to 13.2 percent in 2015. But the fact is, it is expensive to be poor in Pennsylvania. Anti-poverty programs help alleviate costs, but more must be done to reduce burdens.

The High Cost of Being Poor in the U.S.
September 20, 2016

The fact is, it is expensive to be poor in the United States. Anti-poverty programs help alleviate costs, but more must be done to reduce burdens.

The High Cost of Being Poor in the U.S.
September 20, 2016

Despite recent U.S. Census Bureau data showing reductions in the poverty rate and increases in household median income, millions of Americans still face double jeopardy in today’s economy. They live below the poverty line, and they face high costs in areas such as rent, food, child care and predatory lending.