New hunger report shows food insecurity on the rise

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Food Depository released a hunger status report for the spring of 2022.

The data showed that food insecurity rates continue at pre-pandemic levels and have been rising since the last report in the fall of 2021.

In what the report calls a "crisis of inequity," food insecurity rates are significantly higher among Black and Latino families. The data also showed hunger among households overall has risen from 13% to 16%, and among households with children from 18.5% to 22%. Hunger among White households with children is 16%; 28% among Latino households with children; and, 32% among Black households with children.

Visit the Chicago Food Depository for more on the Spring 2022 Status Report.

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