1 In 4 African Americans Families Are Going Hungry

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Black food InsecurityNew data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 1 in 4 (25.1 percent) African American households suffer from hunger.

The stats are even higher for Black households with children–nearly 1 in 3 suffered from food insecurity in 2010.

“High rates of unemployment have made it difficult for many U.S. households to put food on the table–but communities of color continue to be disproportionately impacted,” said Rev. Derrick Boykin, associate for African American Leadership Outreach at Bread for the World.

Read more at the Grio.

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