Hunger by the numbers

November 15, 2001

Of the households the Maryland Food Bank serves:

49.9 percent have at least one employed adult.

34 percent who have a place to live are homeowners.

18.9 percent have some college education or have completed a two-year degree.

44.2 percent report having had to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating bills; 31.7 percent have chosen between food and rent or mortgage; 31.2 percent have chosen between food and medicine or medical care.

65.3 percent are white, 32.2 percent are African-American and 3 percent are Hispanic.

22 percent of adults reported that they did not eat for a whole day at least once during the previous 12 months because there wasn't enough food. Some reported that their children skipped meals or went hungry because they couldn't afford food.

Source: The Maryland Food Bank

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