Poverty and Hunger in California Widespread


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CONTACT:  Nicole Aber, 646-627-7741



Poverty and Hunger in California Widespread

Middle Class Endangered in State

Ahead of the nominating contest in California, the national nonprofit organization Hunger Free America is shedding light on a number of statistics showing that in both states, poverty and hunger are rampant and economic opportunity is declining.

Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, said: “Many Americans who don’t live in California imagine it to be a paradise, but in reality, the state is one of the epicenters of the American poverty epidemic. In California, economic opportunity is severely restricted and the middle class is endangered.”

To read the presidential candidates’ plans to address poverty, hunger, and economic opportunity, go to the Action for Opportunity website. Action for Opportunity — of which Hunger Free America and A Place at the Table are co-leaders and the Worcester County Food Bank is a major sponsor ­— is a coalition of more than 30 nonprofits, unions, and advocates calling on the presidential candidates to detail their policies for decreasing poverty and increasing economic opportunity. To interview Hunger Free America CEO Joel Berg about these issues, contact Nicole Aber, Naber@hungerfreeamerica.org, 646-627-7741.