1 in 5 Latino households had to skip meals in 2020, report finds

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One in five Latino families with children in the US had to skip meals during 2020, according to statistics From the US Department of Agriculture.

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state of play: Latino and black families were more Suitable According to the USDA’s annual Household Food Safety Report, there is not enough to eat during 2020 compared to 2019.

  • Food insecurity, a lack of frequent and reliable access to adequate food, also increased for Hispanic individuals without children.
  • However, the report noted that overall food insecurity in the US and for white non-Hispanic households remained stable compared to 2019 levels, largely due to federal aid and food banks.

of noteLatino and Latina workers are more likely to be Dependent on jobs in hospitality and other industries that were very influenced from the pandemic, except for many unemployed And unable to eat some food.

  • There were many Latinos visiting food banks in metropolitan areas such as DC. still employed, yet unable to get enough food on the table due to expenses.
  • NS End Last week’s pandemic unemployment benefits could mean more Hispanics in the US need food banks.
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