Hunger declines, but some fear Trump proposals could reverse the trend

by Alfred Lubrano

According to the research, 11.1% of U.S. households — about 14 million — were food insecure in 2018, down from 11.8% in 2017. The decrease in food insecurity occurred during President Donald Trump’s time in office, yet anti-hunger advocates hasten to say that Trump may well undo gains against hunger with his administration’s efforts to cut food-stamp benefits.