We know that hunger is about poverty and that 1 out of 9 Arkansas workers qualify for federal food assistance. So, during this month of hunger awareness and action, what can you do to be part of the solution?
I knew this would be a unique experience because I am from a single parent low income household. There were many times that my mom and family had to choose between food and other necessities.
As a state that is consistently at or near the top of the national poverty rankings, Arkansas’s need for anti-poverty and anti-hunger programs is very high. People living in poverty stands at 19%, households considered food insecure is 19.1%. Twenty seven percent of children live in poverty and one in four (26.3%) are food insecure.