WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the release of the USDA Economic Research Service analysis Household Food Security in the United States in 2014:
"Today's report is a positive signal that reflects a recovering and growing economy. Food security for households with children, and households overall, is the strongest it's been since before the Recession. Two million fewer people live in a state of food insecurity today compared to 2011. This report also reflects the continued importance of anti-poverty and nutrition programs, including SNAP and healthier school meals, which help to keep food insecurity from rising, and efforts to improve employment and training programs that help low-income people obtain the skills they need to find good paying jobs so they can provide enough healthy food for their families."
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