Prevalence of food insecurity is not uniform across the United States

Map indicating prevalence of food insecurity average, 2020–22

Food insecurity rates differ across States due to both the characteristics of their populations and to State-level policies and economic conditions. The estimated prevalence of food insecurity during 2020–22 ranged from 6.2 percent of households in New Hampshire to 16.6 percent in Arkansas (data for 2020–22 were combined to provide more reliable statistics at the State level).

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