Jewish Family Service hunger campaign wins award
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Jewish Family Service hunger campaign wins award

Hunger by the numbers

“¢ More than 17 million children in America are at risk of hunger; that’s one in eight children.

“¢ 27% of New Jersey’s children (575,000) live in low-income families.

“¢ One out of every five New Jersey families does not earn enough to afford the basic necessities: housing, food, and child care – although 85% of these households have at least one family member who is working.

“¢ Nearly half of CFA clients are children under the age of 18.

“¢ Last year, 20,061 Bergen County students got free and reduced-price school meals, a 17% rise in three years. That number is expected to be significantly higher by the end of 2010.

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