“¢ 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.