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Food insecurity rate on Nantucket — Biden's Thanksgiving getaway location — saw 70% increase in 2021: report
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The food insecurity rate on Nantucket, Massachusetts — where President Biden celebrated Thanksgiving at a billionaire's mansion — has increased by more than 70% in 2020, according to a local health assessment.
Food insecurity in the entire state of Massachusetts was projected to increase by 81% this year, with the second-largest percentage of children at risk of food insecurity, in 2020, according to the Nantucket Community Health Needs Assessment for the 2021 fiscal year.
"Nantucket county was identified as one of four counties that have seen their projected food insecurity rates increase by over 70.0%," the assessment states. "The Mind the Meal Gap 2020 report also indicates that 1:4 food-insecure children are living in homes that are ineligible for public assistance programs."