Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nearly one in five Colorado families recently had trouble paying for food

Just putting food on the table has been a challenge recently for nearly one in five Colorado families, according to survey results released today. The survey found 17 percent of respondents in Colorado answered "yes" to the question "Have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?"

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), which released the survey results, considers a positive answer that question an indicator of "food hardship." FRAC released a report that breaks down the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The results cover January to June 2010, so it's possible the situation is even worse today given that Colorado's unemployment rate recently hit a 27-year high.

1 comment:

Denver Unemployment Examiner said...

Yes - these numbers will very likely get much worse - the number of people running out of benefits is gong to increase by more than 70,000 in the first 4-5 months of this year - per data received form the CLDE. There are already nearly 30,000 who have exhausted all UI benefits -= and got nothing in the latest extension.
Poverty and homelessness are going to explode int he coming months.
Denver Unemployment Examiner