Over 35 million Americans faced hunger in 2006: USDA
Posted On November 15, 2007
That’s millions. Not thousands, millions….
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government said the number of Americans who went hungry in 2006 was held in check at 35 million people from the prior year, but food advocacy groups said on Wednesday more needs to be done.
The U.S. Agriculture Department said a total of 12.65 million households were “food insecure,” or 10.9 percent of U.S. homes, up from 12.59 million a year ago.