Census Bureau Reports Drop in Hunger Rate

The implementation of new Child Tax Credit reduced childhood hunger by 24%.

The Census Bureau released new information on the rates of childhood hunger in the United States this week, finding that the implementation of the Child Tax Credit reduced rates of hunger by 24% in one month. The findings showed that before the tax credit payments were distributed in mid-July 11% of households with children reported they did not have enough to eat in the last month. That number dropped dramatically to slightly above 8% after the payments were distributed. 

The new Child Tax Credit provides monthly payments of $300 for every child under five years old and up to $250 for every child under 18. According to the Census Bureau, 47% of families began using their credit on food. In total, the credit supplies government aid to about 61 million children across the United States. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials at the Census Bureau as they monitor the results of the Child Tax Credit.
  • For wisdom for the president and his administration as they attempt to reduce hunger in the nation. 
  • For members of Congress to be discerning as they consider methods to alleviate poverty. 

Sources: Politico, CNN


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