Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Can Montgomery County be a Hunger Free Zone?

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.
Learn more about hunger in Montgomery County and how you can help.

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