The Food Research & Action Center has released a report, How Hungry is America?, which shows that the United States has made significant progress in addressing food hardship since the Great Recession, but still millions of Americans live in households that struggle to put food on the table.

The report reveals that nationally, one in six households struggled to afford to buy food in the past 12 months. Rates of food hardship in 2015 varied from a low of 8.4 percent in North Dakota to a high of 23 percent in Mississippi. New York State has a food hardship rate of 15.7%, according to the report.