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Study shows 183,000 East Texans seek food assistance

Posted by Paige Stewart - email

EAST TEXAS (PRESS RELEASE) – A landmark study released today by the East Texas Food Bank and Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, reports that more than 183,000 East Texans, including 80,520 children, receive emergency food each year through the East Texas Food Bank and their partner agencies.

The findings represent a 90 percent increase since reported in Hunger in America 2006

The Hunger in America 2010 is the first research study to capture the significant connection between the recent economic downturn and an increased need for emergency food assistance.

The number of children and adults in need of food as a result of experiencing food insecurity has significantly increased.

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