Addressing Food Insecurity in America, Before and During the Pandemic

Millions of Americans experience food insecurity every year— meaning they lack access to adequate, nutritious foods. This number may have grown for certain populations during the pandemic as more Americans experienced job loss or reduced incomes as a result of COVID-19’s economic impacts.

This week, the WatchBlog will look at our work on federal programs to address food insecurity both here in the U.S. and abroad. Today’s post focuses on programs in the U.S. First, we’ll look at a new program created during the pandemic. Then, we’ll talk about some existing programs, and how the pandemic has impacted their operations and demand.