Domestic and Global Food Insecurity


Voski Leone (Editor)

Series: Hunger and Poverty: Causes, Impacts and Eradication
BISAC: TEC012030

Food insecurity—the condition of having inadequate food due to a lack of resources—affected roughly 1 in 10 Americans in 2019, and this number increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chapter 1 looks at the food insecurity in America. Although housing assistance programs are designed to free financial resources associated with housing cost burden, household food insecurity is still prominent among low-income, HUD-assisted adults as reported in Chapter 2. Chapters 3 and 4 summarize research on the extent and effects of food insecurity among college students and recent efforts by students, institutions, and governments to reduce food insecurity among this population. Global food security assistance from the United States and other countries and organizations is discussed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 summarizes how the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may affect global food security needs.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Look at Food Insecurity in America
(Committee on Agriculture)

Chapter 2. Household Food Insecurity and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal Housing Assistance
(United States Department of Agriculture)

Chapter 3. Food Insecurity Among College Students: Background and Policy Options
(Kara Clifford Billings, Randy Alison Aussenberg, Joselynn H. Fountain and Benjamin Collins)

Chapter 4. Food Insecurity: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Access Federal Food Assistance Benefits
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 5. Global Food Security: Information on Spending and Types of Assistance Provided by the United States and Other Donors
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 6. COVID-19 and Global Food Security: Issues for Congress
(Alyssa R. Casey and Emily M. Morgenstern)


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