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A record high 15 percent of U.S. households lacked consistent access to adequate food according to a US Census Bureau report on C-Span this week. Some relevant data for Valley County:

  • Food insecurity was particularly high for single mothers with children;
  • As the chart below shows: there is a high correlation with unemployment (which is one of our problems in Valley County, especially in the off-season).

One demographic is not accounted for in this report: many Valley County households hunt to stock their freezers with game and share their excess with families in need. A big thanks goes out to them!

For the full presentation: www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/food_security

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 December 28, 2012