Hunger Statistics

Care and Share’s agency network serves diverse populations of the hungry across southern Colorado, including impoverished children, the working poor, low-income seniors, the sick, the disabled, the homeless and other at-risk populations. The recent Feeding America and Mathematica Policy Research study, Hunger in America 2014, found that:


 

·In 82 percent of households, the most-employed adult had worked for pay in the last four weeks.  

 

·18 percent of client households include grandparents who have responsibility for grandchildren who live with them.  

 

· 26 percent of households have at least one member in poor health.  

 

· 69 percent of the households are living at or below the poverty level.  51 percent of client households have annual incomes of $10,000 or less  

 

· 64 percent of households chose between paying for food and paying for medicine in the past 12 months.  29 percent faced this choice every month.  

 

· 62 percent of households chose between paying for food and paying for transportation or gas at least once in the last 12 months.  36 percent faced this choice every month.  

 

· 64 percent of households chose between paying for food and utilities in the last 12 months. 27 percent face this choice every month.  

 

· 59 percent of households chose between paying for food and paying their rent or mortgage in the last 12 months. 25 percent face this choice every month.

 

 

 

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