New Mexico comes in first, but certainly not a good and decent first. New Mexico citizens have come to expect being the butt of everything … including jokes and innuendo about all thing last. Now we have the shame of being first in the number of children going hungry day-to-day.
The beginning of the story can be found below with the rest of the story linked:
According to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 49 million people in the United States lived in households struggling to find enough food to eat. Nearly 16 million are children, who are far more likely to have limited access to sufficient food than the general population. While 15.9% of Americans lived in food-insecure households, 21.6% of children had uncertain access to food.
Feeding America — the largest hunger relief charity and network of food banks in the U.S. — created Map the Meal Gap, a study measuring food-insecurity among the general population and children at the state and county levels. While hunger remains a problem nationally, some areas of the country had nearly double the national rate. Food-insecurity rates among children were as high as 41% in Zavala County, Texas. At the state level, New Mexico led the nation with 29.2% of children living in food-insecure households.
Read more: States Where the Most Kids Go Hungry – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/04/23/states-where-the-most-kids-go-hungry/#ixzz2zx9Uuq6u
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Are you doing enough to help feed New Mexico’s children, is your church or other religious place of worship? How about your service club?