Nearly 4 million Californians struggled to put food on table during downturn

An estimated 3.8 million California adults — particularly those in households with children, as well as low-income Latinos — could not afford to put adequate food on the table during the recent recession, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

In 2009, about one in six low-income Californians had “very low food security,” which describes multiple instances in which people had to cut their food intake and experienced hunger, according to the study, which is based on data from the California Health Interview Survey. This is double the one-in-12 figure from 2001.

Food insecurity skyrocketed during the “Great Recession” of 2007

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  1. This is aweful and a disgusting reflection on the amount of greed and selfishness in the US. The holding by monopolies of the opportunities for work by their speculation in land values and to a degree in investment capital, is driving the poor of America into early graves or petty crime, depending on the nature of the individual.

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