One in six households can’t afford to buy food


By Eric Galatas

Colorado News Connection

While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps, a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows millions of Americans still are struggling to put food on the table. The study, “How Hungry is America?” found one in six American homes admitted there were times in the past year when they couldn’t afford to buy food.

Cate Blackford, child nutrition manager with Hunger Free Colorado, said even in an improving economy, basic needs remain out of reach for too many people.

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