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There were more people with very low food security - those who are worst off. The number was 10.8 million, up from 10.7 million in 2004.
There were 24 million people with low food security, down from 27.5 million in 2004.
The group doing the worst, whether measured by food insecurity or poverty, "isn't being helped enough to start shrinking, even though the economy keeps growing," said Jim Weill, president of the Food Research and Action Center, an anti-hunger group.