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Hungry in Washington: Families with children experience greater food insecurity

Adam 09/30/15

A Children's Alliance analysis of new government figures shows that hungry families are not experiencing an economic recovery.

According to the most recent report on food insecurity and hunger in America released September 9th by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the national rate of hunger in 2014 did not improve over 2013’s rate of 5.6 percent.

Here in Washington, the rate dropped from 5.6 to 5.5 percent, a change that was not statistically significant. The rate of hunger continues to be markedly higher than before the recession.

Washington ranks 23rd among the states in hunger, down from 22nd hungriest in 2013.

Read the full report.