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The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Insecurity (Brief)

As closures and social distancing orders meant to limit spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) sweep across the country, the impact is being felt in communities large and small. While changes taking place are disrupting the lives of nearly everyone in some way, food-insecure individuals – who numbered 37 million (11.5%) in 2018 – will face particular challenges, and the number of people who experience food insecurity is expected to grow. This research brief analyzes the impact of the novel Coronavirus on food insecurity across the nation.

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