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  • Writer's pictureHunger-Free Pennsylvania

Child poverty on the rise


Most people think Pennsylvania’s hunger epidemic is an urban issue. That’s hardly the case. Lines are long at food banks across the commonwealth, where they serve urban, rural and suburban residents who are finding it harder and harder to put food on the table.

In Pennsylvania, more than 1.89 million residents don’t always know where they’ll find their next meal. Among them are some 560,000 children. And it’s on this last point that I wanted to share an article published recently in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The story notes how child poverty in one of our state’s wealthiest counties is on the rise.

You can read the story here.

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