Iowa Is A Top 5 Food Secure State

(Undated) -- Iowa is one of the nation's leaders in food security.

That's according to the 2022 U.S. Hunger Atlas and Annual Survey Report.

The report looks at how many people in each state didn't have enough food to eat in a given week last year.

Even though Iowa has the fourth lowest rate of food insecurity, 8-percent of the state's residents didn't have enough food on the table.

That's around 330-thousand Iowans.

150-thousand more people in the state were food insecure in 2021, compared to the year before.

Nationwide, the report says more than 25 million people were food insecure in 2021.

The report also finds 10-percent of Iowa children are in food insecure homes, or more than 75-thousand kids.

For elders, around 5-percent are food insecure.

Unrecognizable woman shops for produce in supermarket

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