Choices Between Food and Other Necessities Made by Feeding America Client Households
Feb 01, 2010
Chapter 6.5 presents data on responses to questions where clients were asked whether their families had to choose between food and necessities during the 12-month period prior to the interview.
Among pantry client households, 49.2% had to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel.
9.8% of the food-secure households, 32.2% of the food-insecure households with low food security, and 52.5% of the food-insecure households with very low food security had to choose between food and medical care during the past year.
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