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 Maine
September 30, 2016

It is welcome news that the poverty rate in Maine declined from 15.5 percent in 2014 to 14.7 percent in 2015. But the precarious situation for the poor and near poor stands in the way of substantial progress. The fact is, it is expensive to be poor in Maine.

The High Cost of Being Poor in New Hampshire
September 28, 2016

It is welcome news that the poverty rate in New Hampshire declined from 9.2 percent in 2014 to 8.2 percent in 2015. But the fact is, it is expensive to be poor in New Hampshire. Anti-poverty programs help alleviate costs, but more must be done to reduce burdens.

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.