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Salon: Time, food and money: With hunger on the rise, here are ways to actually help

Ashlie Stevens

Hunger is on the rise in America. Food insecurity experts have predicted this surge for months, starting as soon as expanded pandemic-era supplemental nutrition benefits were cut earlier this year. According to the USDA, more than 34 million people, including 9 million children, in the United States are food insecure, while the pandemic increased food insecurity among families of color who already experienced disproportionate rates of hunger. 

However, as Feeding America reports, many households that experience hunger do not qualify for federal assistance. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, but there are a lot of ways to help beyond just digging a few cans out of the back of the pantry during holiday drives. 

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