Sen. Steve Drazkowski said that "hunger is a relative term." More than 8% of the children in the county he represents live in poverty.
Congress canceled a pandemic boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, setting up a major benefit reduction for March.
Sixteen million households will see an average reduction of about $82 per person in food benefits.
Food prices last year were more than 14% above the 2021 average, which also saw significant increases.
The former One Direction singer urged U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to expand the free school meals program for children as budget cuts loom.
The food banks, which had started to see some relief as people returned to work after pandemic shutdowns, are struggling to meet the latest need.
The UN report said these poorer countries were already struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and a lack of access to adequate funding.
Janti Soeripto, president and CEO of Save the Children, talked to HuffPost about what she learned on a recent trip to Afghanistan.
Slice Out Hunger founder Scott Wiener ponders how we can fight food insecurity starting with pizza as a common ground.
The higher costs and limited availability mean some families may get smaller servings or substitutions for staples.