US food insecurity rises to 11-year high: High inflation makes it difficult for poor families to pay basic expenses
According to a Bloomberg report on the 25th, the number of Americans facing food insecurity in 2022 will be more than the previous year, reaching an eleven-year high. Analysis shows that at a time of high inflation, more and more poor American families are struggling to pay for basic living expenses.
A report from the United States Department of Agriculture on the 25th stated that approximately 17 million American households (12.8% of the total) will be food insecure at some time in the year due to a lack of resources to provide enough food for all family members. The incidence is significantly higher than the 13.5 million households recorded in 2021 (10.2% of the total at that time). Although the Department of Agriculture did not explain the reason for the increase in the rate, analysis shows that crop failures and supply chain disruptions in the United States in recent years have led to soaring food prices, making it increasingly difficult for poor families to meet their basic needs.
The report stated that approximately 6.8 million households will face more severe food insecurity in 2022. Due to limited resources, normal eating patterns are disrupted from time to time. This is an increase from 5.1 million households in 2021. 2022 will be the worst year for food insecurity in the United States since 2011.