According to new data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, 13.4 percent of Nebraska households struggled with hunger on average in the years 2010-2012. The data comes from the USDAâ€™s annual report on food insecurity.
Nationally, more than 48.9 million people lived in households that were food insecure in 2012 â€“ 14.1 percent of all adults and 21.6 percent of all children lived in food insecure households.
As this school year gets underway, there is one group of students who is seeing a reduction in services - and it happens to be our youngest.
March 1, 2013, budget sequestration went into effect, forcing across-the-board cuts in several federal spending categories. For Head Start, that translated into a 5.27-percent budget cut to individual grants across the nation.Â