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Food Stamp Use at NYC Greenmarkets Doubled Last Year

Over the past couple of years, New York's City Council has spent $1.3 billion equipping farmers' markets with machines that can process food...

Over the past couple of years, New York's City Council has spent $1.3 million equipping farmers' markets with machines that can process food stamps. New data seems to show that investment paying off, as today's New York Daily News reports:

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Food Security Report Reveals 15 Percent of Households Went Hungry in 2009 Why It's Not All Bad News that 15 Percent of Families Went Hungry Last Year

Last year was a 15 year high in terms of American hunger. The number of families who have trouble putting food on the table has tripled since 2006.


More than 17 million families—15 percent of all households—went without food at some point last year. That's about the same as 2008, which was a 15-year high. This is mostly more bad news about our sluggish economy, but there are some nuggets for optimism in this year's Food Insecurity Report by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Among states, food insecurity ranged from a 6.7 per cent level in North Dakota to a 17.7 per cent high in Arkansas, as measured over a three-year period through 2009.

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