New report: 15.5% of survey respondents struggle to afford food

Posted on: July 5th, 2016 by [email protected] No Comments

Despite an improving economy, one in six people – 15.5% of respondents – in Indiana reported in 2015 they still struggled to afford enough for their households, according to a recently released report released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). This put Indiana in the middle among states at 22nd in the nation. How Hungry is America? contains data throughout 2015 for every state and 109 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA). The data was gathered as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index project, which has been interviewing hundreds of households daily since January 2008. FRAC has analyzed responses to the question: “Have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” The full report is available at

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