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Hunger in our Area

US Stats:

- In 2009, 43.6 million people (14.3 percent) were in poverty and 4.8 percent of all U.S. households (5.6 million households) accessed emergency food from a food pantry

Pennsylvania Stats:

Among households served by food bank programs in central Pennsylvania:

- 34% include children under the age of 18

- 7% are elderly

- 39% include at least 1 employed adult

- 63% have incomes below the federal poverty level

Hunger in PA by Congressional District:

Congressional DistrictFood Hardship RatePA RankUSA Rank
131.214
221.12126
318.16240
413.113366
518.34 (t)231
612.615378
712.914368
810.419415
916.88 (t)284
1016.97281
1118.34 (t)231
1216.88 (t)284
1312.217388
1419.63186
1514.610329
1612.416384
1714.212342
1811.618398
1914.411335

*Food Research and Action Center, Hunger in America- 2008 Report, Feeding America-Hunger in America 2010 Report

* the home of Bucknell's hot meal program, Community Harvest

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