Six in 10 Americans have faced “food insecurity” at some point in their lives, and of those, 73% experienced it for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to new research.
The survey of 2,000 Americans with an annual household income under $100K found, of those who have faced food insecurity — defined by the USDA as a “lack of available financial resources for food for all members of the home” — 35% said they personally skipped meals.
Thirty-one percent said they didn’t know where their next meal would come from, while 32% of those who experienced food insecurity said they didn’t have enough money to buy food.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Herbalife Nutrition and Feed the Children, the survey looked not only at how food insecurity affects Americans but also at the global impact.
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