Need Amid Plenty: Richest U.S. Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

By Laura Ungar

Read the full article from Route Fifty, here.

Data from the anti-hunger advocacy group Feeding America and the U.S. Census Bureau shows that counties seeing the largest estimated increases in child food insecurity in 2020 compared with 2018 generally have much higher median household incomes than counties with the smallest increases. In Bergen, where the median household income is $101,144, child hunger is estimated to have risen by 136%, compared with 47% nationally.

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