Food Insecurity has worsened because of the Covid-19 pandemic with chronic and acute hunger on the rise around the globe.
There are also implications in the United States, the largest economy in the world. Along with masks, food banks have become one of the most striking symbols of the COVID-19 pandemic. By some estimates, tens of millions of people in the U.S. are now at risk of food insecurity.
- Angela Odoms-Young is Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Lisa Wideman is President & CEO, Meals on Wheels Western Michigan
- Joseph Williams is Senior News Editor, U.S. News & World Report
- Jack Bobo is CEO at Futurity
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— UN Women (@UN_Women) August 2, 2021
Feeding America expects 42 million people—one in eight Americans—to experience food insecurity in 2021. Here's how communities are stepping up to help https://t.co/2R8Oh1KQXr
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) August 5, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced basic economic inequalities, none more defining than access to food. https://t.co/dQ3kLnF3zA
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 13, 2020
Food insecurity today doesn’t look like it did in the Great Depression. But the pandemic has revealed a crisis hidden in plain sight: Millions in America struggle to feed their families. See the full photo essay in @NYTmag. https://t.co/tnaQupwHVl
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 3, 2020