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There are many widely held false misconceptions about hunger in America. The first and most insidious is that there is no hunger in America. This myth is reinforced by the deniers like Rush Limbaugh who on his syndicated radio show said: “The idea that there is perpetual hunger out there [in America] is a myth and a lie….”
#1: Hunger is a myth.
There are 50 million Americans who are food insecure, which is the most broadly-used measure of food deprivation in the United States. The USDA defines food insecurity as meaning “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.”