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Report

Veterans and Food Insecurity

Date
November 2018
Author(s)
Jennifer Pooler, MPP, Mithuna Srinivasan, Ph.D., Paula Mian, MPP, Zachary Miller, MPA
Market
Social Programs
Practice Areas
Food Access, Purchases & Health

Food insecurity occurs at lower rates among veterans compared to the general population, but recent research has estimated higher rates among specific subgroups of veterans. Using nationally-representative data from more than 25,000 veterans, this Issue Brief explores the characteristics of veterans most likely to experience food insecurity. By better understanding those most-at-risk for food insecurity, health care providers, social services, and programs designed to aid soldiers returning to civilian life can play a role in effectively and efficiently reducing food insecurity among veterans.