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COVID-19, Kids and Food

KCUR 89.3

June 1, 2021

The coronavirus saw food insecurity for households with children rise 15 points.

The loss of family income and usual sources like school lunches means more children don't know when they are getting their next meal. Other factors are at play when it comes who will go hungry include race, gender discrimination and government policies. We look at how other countries have done during the pandemic compared to the United States when it comes to getting its residents fed and ask how soon we can expect to see a rebound from the current level of food insecurity.

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