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Just In Case Someone Missed These Statistics

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Just in case anyone in our area or our local political representatives missed the infdormation we have been telling them for years, here is another look at the food insecurity rates here in our tri-state area.

Food Insecurity rates

 

In Pennsylvania:

Wayne County general population food insecurity rate is 12%, the child rate is 21.6%

Pike County general population food insecurity rate is 11.3%, the child rate is 19.8%

Monroe County general population food insecurity rate is 12.4%, the child rate is 19.1%

Lackawana County general population 14.2%, the child rate is 22.4%

 

In New York:

Sullivan County general population food insecurity rate is 13.7%, the child rate is 24.2%

Delaware County general population food insecurity rate is 12.6%, the child rate is 24.6%

Ulster County general population food insecurity rate is 11.8%, the child rate is 20.2%

Orange County general population food insecurity rate is 10.2%, the child rate is 19.7%

 

In New Jersey:

Sussex County general population food insecurity rate is 8.8%, the child rate is 15.9%

Warren County general population food insecurity rate is 10.4%, the child rate is 17.2%

Passaic County general population food insecurity rate is 12.3%, the child rate is 21.4%

Morris County general population food insecurity rate is 7.7%, the child rate is 13.3%

 

(Source: http://map.feedingamerica.org/county/2013/child)


Cutting Head Start and Meals on Wheels as suggested in the new Trump budget and touted as unjustified expenses by his budget chief Mulvaney, and reverting back to less nutritous thanks to the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' efforts . . . .these are not only needed but they are our responsibility as a society.


CONTACT THESE PEOPLE AND TELL THEM NO!!!!


Rep Tom Marino

2242 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3731

Fax: 202-225-9594

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.


Senator Pat Toomey

Washington, D.C.

248 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-4254

Fax: (202) 228-0284


Senator Robert Casey, Jr

393 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Phone: (202) 224-6324

Toll Free: (866) 802-2833

Fax: (202) 228-0604


Categories: food insecrutiy, hunger, homeless

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