Virginia’s economy is showing improvements, but the fight against hunger in the state is not. A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows the overall rate of food insecurity in Virginia has remained virtually unchanged since 2008. In Virginia, about 9 percent of households report being food insecure – meaning they can’t afford enough food for a healthy life. LaTonya Reed, public benefits staff attorney with the Virginia Poverty Law Center, says many Virginians who have jobs, are still not earning enough to feed their families.
Economy Improves, Hunger Issue Does Not