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1 in 4 Children Living in Poverty in Arizona

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1 in 4 Children Living in Poverty in Arizona

According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks’ special Spring 2011 publication entitled Making the Pieces Fit for Arizona: The Case for our Social Services Safety Net, “over 125,000 unduplicated Arizonans seek emergency food each week; almost half (46%) are children.” The publication calls for “well-researched and reasoned actions” when addressing Arizona’s social services safety net in order to avoid deepening the challenges being faced.  It also calls for advocates from all sectors to understand the role of the food banks, their interconnectivity to other important programming, who uses the services and why, so that Arizona can make better choices for the future. Please review the article here.