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Economy Improves, Hunger Issue Does Not

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Economy Improves, Hunger Issue Does Not

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.