Chapter 6.3 presents responses to the four questions about indicators of food insecurity among adults as well as examining the associations between these responses and participation and eligibility in SNAP.
- Adults in 27.8% of the client households had to cut the size of meals or skip meals because there was not enough money for food almost every month of the previous 12 months.
- Over 3.8 million FA households included adults who, because there was not enough money for food, did not eat for a whole day.
- 50.7% of recipients of SNAP benefits and 50.8% of apparently eligible nonparticipants said that they or other adults in the household reduced meal sizes or skipped meals entirely some months or every month in the past year because there was not enough money for food; the comparable percentage for apparently ineligible FA clients was 29.7%.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)