Lisa Deaderick: Advocates looking at longer term solutions as food insecurity grows during pandemic

The number of households that don’t have enough food to eat is growing. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggesting that more than 10% of American households experienced food insecurity in 2019. Since the pandemic started, that number is estimated to have doubled, according to research from Northwestern University. This lack of reliable access to food is even more severe for Black and Latinx households.Food insecurity — defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle — has been connected to employment, wag…

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