On October 25th, Secretary Vilsack announced the release a new report titled, Household Food Security in the United States in 2022.  The report found that 87.5 percent of US households were food secure in 2022; meaning they had consistent, dependable access to food to ensure healthy and active living.  The study found that approximately 17 million households were food insecure at some point during 2022, including 6.6 million households that reported having very low food security.  In response to this study, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack called on Congress to pass a Farm Bill which fully funds and protects SNAP benefits.  Funding for SNAP and other nutrition programs have been a point of contention between Democrat and Republicans as Congress works to craft the next Farm Bill.  The Congressional Budget Office estimates that current nutrition program policies would cost over $1.2 trillion in the next Farm Bill.

Published Date

November 7, 2023


Food Loss & Waste, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Sustainability


United States


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