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Food insecurity is a widespread problem in the United States, with people experiencing food insecurity in every single county in the nation. The nonprofit Feeding America describes food insecurity as ÔÇťa lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life.ÔÇŁ

Food insecurity hits children particularly hard. The USDA estimates that more than 5.5 million children lived in food-insecure households in 2021. Not having consistent access to enough food can affect cognitive abilities, overall health, moods, and attention spansÔÇönot to mention the psychological effects of living with scarcity.

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