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On Maryland Morning with Shelia Kast, Shelia discussed the "Witnesses to Hunger" exhibit and the pictured families' experiences with hunger and poverty.


The Baltimore Witnesses to Hunger exhibit will be open from October 1 - November 1, 2012. The exhibit will be shown at SMC Campus Center, University of Maryland Baltimore, 621 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Census Bureau Releases Poverty Data

Philadelphia, September 12, 2012 – Today, the United States Census Bureau released annual data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage.  The data included indicators that children remain particularly vulnerable. One out of four children under the age of five (25.1 percent), live in poverty. Furthermore, 12.3 percent, or 2.45 million children under 5 are living in extreme poverty, at or below 50 percent of the federal poverty level.


Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service released the annual report on food security in the United States.  In the U.S. 14.9% of households were food insecure, meaning 1 out of every 6 households did not have access to enough food for an active and healthy life. 



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