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Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County Increased in 2023

A report by Public Exchange and a team of USC researchers found that, after a brief decline in 2021, food insecurity increased in Los Angeles County in 2022 and again in 2023. This has impacted over 1,000,000 households and nearly a third of the population (30%), with a disproportionate impact on low-income households, women, young adults, and Latino and Black residents. In partnership with Los Angeles County, the team is building a data portal to monitor food and nutrition access and insecurity throughout L.A. County, funded by the National Science Foundation.

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