Report: Ala. has Highest Rate of Hunger in Country

By: AP
By: AP

That research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Alabama had the highest rate of hunger in the country.

The Birmingham News reports that hunger affected twice as many households in the two-year period ending in 2009 than in the previous three years.

Hunger affected about 6.8 percent of Alabama households, or more than 126,000 homes.

Nationally, about 5.2 percent of households were forced to eat less than normal because they lacked enough money for food.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Stephen Location: Hartford on Nov 22, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    Leah, its obvious that you are one of those illegal gambling supporters but to be exact on your statement, Riley has brought more industry and jobs into Alabama over the last 7 1/2 years than any other governor since you were born. Don't lie about the man just because you don't agree with him enforcing a certian law.
  • by june Location: dothan, al on Nov 22, 2010 at 05:47 AM
    stop having babies when you don't even know who the daddy is (if he's not in jail). if you can't feed what kids you have now, be smart and don't have any more. Drrrr!!!
  • by Leah Location: Headland on Nov 21, 2010 at 04:12 PM
    Mr. gov. Riley put many out of jobs how else can they provide with no jobs and crazy Alabama taxes?!
  • by denise Location: alabama on Nov 20, 2010 at 06:05 PM
    Just maybe taking the taxes off groceries would put a little more food on the table. That would be a start to fixing some of the problems in this state.
  • by Daniel Location: alabama on Nov 20, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    I'll bet those hungry folks had enough money to buy lottery tickets in florida and georgia.
  • by One of Them Location: Daleville on Nov 20, 2010 at 04:25 PM
    That's because those of us who are poor and will stay poor cannot even get help via food stamps. I'm a single mom, disabled with 2 teens and can get no help because I "make too much money". The guidelines need to be revisited and revised to help more of us get back on our feet.
  • by John Location: Dothan on Nov 20, 2010 at 01:15 PM
    Funny that most of the people I see with an EBT card at the grocery store are fat though.
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