PHOENIX – According to statistics, 24.2 percent, or nearly one in four Arizona children under the age of 18 in Arizona, are experiencing food insecurity according to new research released last week by Feeding America. The study was funded by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, and Feeding America’s Leadership Partner in the Fight to End Child Hunger.
Only Arkansas and Texas have a higher percentage of food insecure children.
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