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Between 2008 and 2009, child poverty increased nearly 10%, the largest increase since 1960 according to a new Children's Defense Fund report. In 2009, one in five children-a total of 15.5 million- lived in poverty. One in three black children lives in poverty, compared to one in ten white children. Black and Hispanic children are much more likely than white children to be overweight or obese. More than one in then households in 43 states do not have access to enough food; in 2009, a record 15.6 million children received SNAP/Food Stamps. An additional 1.2 million children received free or reduced-price school lunch since the recession began in late 2007. Children are suffering because of the "great recession," and poverty, hunger and homelessness threaten these children's potential to grow into successful adults.
Courtesy of FRAC (Food and Research Action Center)
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