What is in this article?:
- Money for food a concern for quarter of Americans
- Key survey findings
- One in four Americans is worried about having enough money to put food on the table in the next year, according to a national hunger survey by Hart Research Associates, commissioned last month by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Tyson Foods, Inc.
- Another key finding is that many Americans are unaware of how serious hunger is in their own communities.
Key survey findings
Other key survey findings include:
* 91 percent of Americans are committed to the principle that no one should go hungry in the U.S.
* 89 percent believe hunger impacts the physical development of infants/toddlers.
* 53 percent believe that children often eat cheap, unhealthy foods so families can pay rent.
* 51 percent believe that seniors often have to choose between paying for medical prescriptions or food.
* 54 percent of Americans say more should be spent to address hunger compared to other problems.
* 73 percent see a major hunger relief role for the federal government.
* 80 percent see a major role for local organizations/leaders.
For more information on the survey, go to http://www.tysonhungerrelief.com/media-resources.