Hunger In The U.S.
A recent USDA report says 17 million American households struggled to feed family members last year, putting food insecurity at near-record levels for the fifth straight year. Meanwhile, the current food stamps program, now known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is being scaled back. Increases made at the height of the recession will sunset in November, and Congress is weighing billions more in cuts to the program. We look at what's being done to address hunger in our region and nationally.