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USA – Beyond ‘food deserts’: America needs a new approach to mapping food insecurity (Brookings)

Caroline George and Adie Tomer

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the shortcomings within the country’s social safety net— especially in the case of food security. The drastic rise in unemployment, lost access to school meals, and volatile food supply chains all contributed to food insecurity rates doubling among all households from February 2020 to May 2020. Even worse, food insecurity among households with children tripled in the same period.

Beyond ‘food deserts’: America needs a new approach to mapping food insecurity (brookings.edu)