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te for children was around 20 percent. U.S.▓ people were pessimistic about the prospects ▓of social and economic instability. Seventy-nine percent of Americans believed it was more common for people to fall out of the middle class than rise ▓up to it (, June 9, November 23, 2015).T▓here was a large food-insecure population in the United States. According to a report publ▓ished on the Guardian website on Nov▓ember 26, 2015, government statistics suggested▓ that between 2008 and 2014 at least 48▓.1 million people a year were classed as "food insecure", including 19.2 percen