Graph of the Day for December 23, 2009

"Hunger in U.S. at a 14-Year High.  The number of Americans who lived in households that lacked consistent access to adequate food soared last year, to 49 million, the highest since the government began tracking what it calls "food insecurity" 14 years ago, the Department of Agriculture reported Monday. The increase, of 13 million Americans, was much larger than even the most pessimistic observers of hunger trends had expected..."

The New York Times, November 2009.



Source:  Reuters.


Hoven's Index for December 23, 2009


Number of people on food stamps in September 2009:  37 million.

Percentage increase since 2007:  35%.

Number who qualify but have not enrolled:  16 million.

Number of retailers that accept food stamps:  193,753.

Increase since 2007:  17%.


Source:  Reuters.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"Hunger in U.S. at a 14-Year High.  The number of Americans who lived in households that lacked consistent access to adequate food soared last year, to 49 million, the highest since the government began tracking what it calls "food insecurity" 14 years ago, the Department of Agriculture reported Monday. The increase, of 13 million Americans, was much larger than even the most pessimistic observers of hunger trends had expected..."

The New York Times, November 2009.



Source:  Reuters.


Hoven's Index for December 23, 2009


Number of people on food stamps in September 2009:  37 million.

Percentage increase since 2007:  35%.

Number who qualify but have not enrolled:  16 million.

Number of retailers that accept food stamps:  193,753.

Increase since 2007:  17%.


Source:  Reuters.


Graph of the Day Archive.

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