Ask Alex Wagner: Food insecurity in the U.S.

NOW With Alex Wagner traveled to Owsley County, Kentucky -- one of the poorest counties in America -- to get a first-hand look at the growing hunger epidemic in the United States. 

Food stamps, called SNAP benefits as of 2008, have long been a controversial political topic. But for one in every two residents of Owsley County, food assistance from the government is a necessity for getting by.

QUIZ: Food insecurity in the U.S.

Alex Wagner, the host of NOW, is taking your questions about food insecurity in the U.S. on Dec. 2 at 5pm ET. Tweet your questions using #msnbcchat.

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NOW With Alex Wagner's series on food insecurity called "The Invisible Us" airs this week during the 4pm ET hour on msnbc.