Oregon Children Likelier to go Hungry
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A new report shows that children in Oregon are more likely to go to bed hungry than kids in any other state.The report put together by the nonprofit organization Feeding America says Oregon had the highest rate of childhood hunger in 2009 compared to America's other 49 states.
Only Washington, D.C., had higher numbers.Researchers found 29 percent of children in the state deal with food insecurity. The national average stands at 23 percent.
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According to USDA’s Household Food Security in the United States, 2011, report:
17.9 million (14.9 percent) households in America suffered food insecurity. In 2010, 17.2 million
Households (14.5 percent) were considered food insecure:
6.8 million (5.7 percent) American households suffered very low food security (also known as hunger).
This compares to 5.4 percent in 2010:
3.9 million (10 percent) American households with children were food insecure. This compares to 9.8percent in 2010.
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