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Alabama NewsCenter — Alabama Power Foundation supporting area food banks this holiday season : The Alabama Weather Blog

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By: Alabama News Center Staff

Inflation-fueled higher food prices, the end of pandemic assistance programs and the closing of some food pantries have contributed to growing food insecurity across the nation, and Alabamians are among those feeling the pinch.

According to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report, the rate of food insecurity in homes with children increased from 13% in 2021 to 17% last year. In Alabama, an estimated one in five children experience food insecurity.

Black and Latino families are more likely to face food insecurity, according to Feeding America, a national network of food banks, food pantries and meal programs. One-third of households headed by single moms experience food insecurity, the organization said.

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