ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Carmel Robinson was one of the many who made the line outside Discovery Church on Sand Lake Road to grab free food for her family.

“It helps out people that don’t have enough to feed their kids and their family. It’s a real blessing,” Robinson said.

She said her husband is the only one working at the moment.

“I’m on disability but my husband — he does construction but right now with the pandemic it’s very hard and I have three disabled kids so it really helps,” Robinson said.

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The U.S. Census Bureau said Asian households reported not having enough food to eat due to fears of leaving their house during the coronavirus pandemic, which the agency surmised could be due to a number of factors including fears of racially motivated violence or fears of contracting Covid-19.

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Thirty-seven percent of Asian American households reported not having enough to eat amid the COVID-19 pandemic because they were “afraid” or “did not want” to go out to buy food, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Key details: The figure comes from the agency’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS), which studies how the coronavirus is impacting U.S. households from a social and economic perspective.

  • Since April 2020, all race groups reported being more likely to experience food insufficiency due to COVID-19. However, Asian and white households had consistently lower rates of food insufficiency (both under 10%) than Black and Hispanic

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