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 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.

U.S. Census Bureau: The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2015
September 14, 2016

This is the sixth report describing the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) released by the U.S. Census Bureau, with support from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The SPM extends the official poverty measure by taking account of many of the government programs designed to assist low-income families and individuals that are not included in the current official poverty measure.