Hunger in Connecticut and America.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau Study, one in five children in Southeastern Connecticut is food insecure and that 19,000 people in our region are living below the poverty level.
A 2014 Hunger in America Study indicated:
- 41 percent of client households watered down food or drinks
- 35 percent of client households pawned or sold personal property
- 68 percent report making choices between paying for food and medicine
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)