One in Four Mississippi Residents Struggle to Afford Food

Posted by Kendall Harmon

One in four Mississippi residents report there was at least one time in the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to buy the food they or their families needed -- more than in any other state in the first half of 2012. Residents in Alabama and Delaware are also among the most likely to struggle to afford food. Residents of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Vermont are among the least likely to have this problem.

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchDieting/Food/NutritionPoverty* Economics, PoliticsEconomyThe Credit Freeze Crisis of Fall 2008/The Recession of 2007--Politics in GeneralState Government

Posted August 21, 2012 at 9:06 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

I am guessing they don’t factor in Indian Reservations to South Dakota numbers here, like they don’t factor them in to state unemployment numbers. Official state unemployment in South Dakota hovers around 5 to 6 percent (very low to the national average), but the several Reservations have unemployment in 80 to 90% range regularly but those are not factored in because it’s the tribe’s domain/problem. I deal with several Lakota families, and I can tell you many don’t have enough money for food.

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