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The breakdown of hunger in America

Published: Friday, Nov. 15 2013 4:25 p.m. MST

Nationally, more than 50.1 million Americans lived in households that were food insecure in 2011, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report.

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Nearly 15 percent - or 50 million individuals - of Americans suffer from food insecurity. That's according to information gathered into this infographic from Face the Facts USA. According to Face the Facts USA, food insecurity means, "That means they skipped meals, cut back on the quality and quantity of food, or relied on emergency sources."

Other facts and statistics are displayed in the graphic, including the fact that 31 million children benefit from reduced-price or free school lunches.

Visit FaceTheFactsUSA.org for more info.

Freeman Stevenson is a Snow College grad and a writer for the Deseretnews.com Opinion section and Brandview. Email Freeman at fstevenson@deseretdigital.com

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