More than 50 million Americans struggled to get enough food to eat in 2009

Results from a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicate that more than 50 million Americans didn’t have enough to eat in 2009 because of financial difficulties and a struggling economy.  Food insecurity among U.S. households increased from 2008 but not as much as some had feared.  Programs such as Food & Nutrition Services (known nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) have helped many families put food on the table.  One in eight Americans, or 42 million, now use Food & Nutrition Services/SNAP.  Read more about the USDA findings at npr.org.