Food insecurity increased after the pandemic struck, and remained concentrated in Latinx and Black communities.
Share of the population 18+ indicating low or very low food security by race/ethnicity, Massachusetts.
Data are sourced from the Current Population Survey (CPS) Food Security Supplement for 2019 and from the Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey for 2020. To increase sample size and reduce margins of error, 5 years of CPS data are pooled, so that 2019 denotes years 2015-2019. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey data, used to produce 2020/21 data, represent the first 12 weeks of the survey data pooled together, or all of survey phase one (May, June, July).
Source:Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement and Census Bureau Household Pulse SurveyGet the data