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Double-digit jump in hunger for Philly, the country’s poorest big city | The Philadelphia Tribune

Aaron Moselle , The Philadelphia Tribune Photo via Witnesses to Hunger Facebook. Featured Image research shows hunger has gotten worse in Philadelphia over the last six years, even as it’s gotten better nationwide. Between 2012 and 2017, food insecurity — or the inability to always afford sufficient food — increased 22 percent, according to a report released Monday by Hunger Free America, a national nonprofit that crunched federal data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There are now 302,685 people struggling with hunger in Philadelphia. That translates to 18.3 percent of the city’s total population or nearly 1 in 5 […]

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