USDA: Food Budgets Fall Short for 13 Percent of Wyomingites

(Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

Food insecurity is taking up more table space in Wyoming. The U-S-D-A has released new statistics on how many families have a tough time providing regular nutritious meals. Close to 13 percent of Wyomingites are in that situation, a percentage that has been creeping up since 2006.

The data comes at the same time as a new poll from the Food Research and Action Center that finds three-quarters of Americans don't want to see food stamp funding cut. FRAC president Jim Weill points out there are bills in the U-S House and Senate to cut billions from food stamps.

Weill says there are gender and age differences among those using food stamps, which provide insight into the lingering effects of the recession.

Weill says half of all children in America are on food stamps at some point in their young lives.

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