Household Food Security in the United States in 2021

This report provides statistics on food security in U.S. households throughout 2021 based on the Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data collected in December 2021. Statistics showed that 10.2 percent of households were food insecure at least some time during the year, including 3.8 percent with very low food security. About 56 percent of food-insecure households participated in one or more of the three largest Federal nutrition assistance programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and the National School Lunch Program during the month prior to the 2021 survey.

Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
September, 2022
Date: 
September 2022
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • SNAP/Food Assistance
  • Special Populations
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