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Hunger and Poverty in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia

* Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate of any major U.S. city, with one out of four people living in poverty. One-third of that population is under 18.

* More than 900,000 residents of the Delaware Valley are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition.

* In 2004-06, the average percentage of the Pennsylvania population that was food insecure – meaning that at certain times they were uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food for the household – was 10 percent. The average rose to 11.8 percent in 2007-09.

Sources: Philadelphia Unemployment Project, USDA Food Insecurity Study 2009.

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2 Responses to “Hunger and Poverty in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia”

  1. SOUNDS LIKE TO ME WE NEED TO SEND IN FEMA AND DELIVER DISASTER RELIEF RELATED TO CATASTROPHIC DISASTER FROM ATTACKS ON OUR ECONOMY FROM THE WAR EFFORTS OF TERRORISM. THIS WOULD SURELY QUALIFY SOME PEOPLE FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF.


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