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

Poverty and Progress: The State of Being Poor in Missouri and New Threats Ahead
November 6, 2017

Sustained economic gains and strong federal and state programs have led to welcome progress in the fight against poverty over the last several years. Missouri is finally seeing poverty rates edge downwards. This is good news. But poverty in Missouri remains higher than it was before the Great Recession, and actions by Congress and the Trump administration threaten to weaken the very programs that have contributed to progress made so far.

Poverty and Progress: The State of Being Poor in Arizona and New Threats Ahead
November 1, 2017

Participation in federal and state programs has contributed to welcome progress in the fight against poverty over the last several years, and Arizona is beginning to see poverty rates edge downwards. This is good news. But poverty in Arizona remains higher than it was before the Great Recession, and actions by Congress and the Trump administration threaten to weaken the very programs that have contributed to progress made so far.

Poverty and Progress: The State of Being Poor in Ohio and New Threats Ahead
October 30, 2017

Sustained economic gains and strong federal and state programs have led to welcome progress in the fight against poverty over the last several years. Ohio is finally seeing poverty rates edge downwards. This is good news. But poverty in Ohio remains higher than it was before the Great Recession, and actions by Congress and the Trump administration threaten to weaken the very programs that have contributed to progress made so far.