Using results from the California Health Interview Survey, CFPA and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research highlight statewide, regional, and county measures of food insecurity and very low food security in 2007-2009.
County press releases are available here:
*Please note: statistics for the number and percent of food-insecure adults only reflect food insecurity among adults whose incomes fall below 200% of the federal poverty level.
Health Policy Brief: Nearly Four Million Californians Are Food Insecure PDF
An estimated 3.8 million California adults — particularly those in households with children as well as low-income Latinos — could not afford to put adequate food on the table during the recent recession, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. For more information, please see the full Health Policy Brief. PDF
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