Essence: Addressing Food Insecurity This Holiday Season

Essence: Addressing Food Insecurity This Holiday Season

For many people in the United States, the holidays are a time of celebration centered around food and drink. Yet for millions of others in this country, food insecurity makes the season far less festive.

In fact, one in five Black women (20.1%) and one in six Latinas (16.5%) reported not having enough to eat in the past few months. That analysis comes from the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), which used U.S. Census Bureau data to examine women of color and food insecurity.

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