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The number of people living in extremely poor neighborhoods has grown faster in Northeast Ohio suburbs than elsewhere in the nation, poverty figures release Wednesday by the Brooking Institution show..... With an 8% point increase, Cleveland's suburbs claimed the nation's 4th highest rate of growth of the poor in poverty-stricken neighborhoods.
The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland has been serving the suburbs for over 30 years. Hunger centers are located in Cleveland Hts, Euclid, Shaker Hts, Bedford, Maple Hts, Parma, Lakewood, Berea, Bay Village and others. Similar to the figures released, the Hunger Network has seen an increase of 20-40% (depending on the area) over the last 10 years in the suburban hunger centers with some increases considerable higher in 2009-2011.
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