Spanish-speaking Hispanic households faced higher levels of food insufficiency during COVID-19

New research from the Census Bureau finds that Spanish-speaking Hispanic populations have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The research finds food insufficiency rates consistently twice as high as among English-speaking Hispanic respondents, and employment loss at 50 percent higher. The analysis suggests unique risks for food insecurity in this population, including greater income insecurity and loss of employment. Further, safety net supports like SNAP may be less accessible to Hispanic Spanish speakers due to language barriers, inadequate advertising of benefit program availability, or eligibility concerns. #covid-19 #foodaccess #racialequity

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