South Bronx: Highest US Hunger Rates

Published on March 04, 2011, 8:28 am
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A new poll finds the city still has the hungriest congressional districts in the nation.

Following a trend discovered a year ago, New Yorkers in seven of thirteen New York districts were unable to afford enough food last year, according to a new Gallup and Food Research and Action Center survey.

The poll says one in three South Bronx residents, 33%, could not afford enough food, giving the neighborhood the highest rate of food hardship in the nation.

The survey involved more than a half-million households over the past year.

It is also to be mentioned that about one in four adults living in the Bronx is obese, according to city health statistics.



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