In a press release put out last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said that 1 in 4 Americans “rely” on federal food assistance programs.
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“USDA’s 15 nutrition assistance programs help struggling families gain access to healthy, nutritious food,” said the release. “Throughout the month of March, which is National Nutrition Month, USDA will highlight the impact of these programs on the 1 in 4 Americans that rely on these vital programs for the nutrition they need.”