Hunger Facts

  • 9.8% of DuPage County residents (nearly 100,000 people) are food insecure (meaning they are not assured of three daily meals).
  • 16.4% of children in DuPage County are food insecure.
  • The annual income needed by a one-parent family with a preschooler and school-age child to maintain self-sufficiency in 2011 was $65,321.
  • A minimum wage earner would need to work 95 hours per week to afford a 2-bedroom apartment in DuPage County.

This information was cited in the 2012 Report on Illinois Poverty, Social Impact Research Center at Heartland Alliance. For more statistics, click here.

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