“Increasing Numbers Strain Food Panties” Greatest. Typo. Evar.
RUMFORD/MEXICO — In the wake of the recent economic crisis, one in five children across America can’t count on having enough to eat this Thanksgiving and throughout the year. The thought of trying to grasp what is meant to go hungry means asking not about that gnawing feeling in the pit of the stomach shared by the hungry and crash-dieters alike, but about the absence of access to that food in order to live healthily. A person is considered food insecure if they lack access to enough food to ensure adequate nutrition. The U.S. Drug Administration estimates that 14.7 percent of Maine households, or approximately 200,000 individuals, are food insecure. This state ranks 18th in the nation and second in New England in terms of food insecurity. (read more, if you have a red pencil handy, at the Rumford Falls Times)
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