As we approach Thanksgiving, we are reminded that hunger remains a problem for many of our residents. Here are some startling facts about hunger right here in Montgomery County:
- 51,842 children in Montgomery County live in food insecure households, uncertain where their next meal is coming from.
- More than one in three Montgomery County Public School students qualify for Free and Reduced Meals. That totals more students than there are enrolled in the DC Public School system.
- 8,060 County seniors live below the poverty line--up 29.5 percent from 2009--and that number is expected to continue to increase.