- 8% of DuPage County residents (nearly 80,000 people) are food insecure (meaning they are not assured of three daily meals).
- 14.6% 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.
Additional Articles and Information
- “Hunger is a Vital Sign; Vaccinating Communities Against Hunger By Empowering Food-Insecure Families.” Dr. John Cook, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a Principal Investigator for Children’s HealthWatch.
- DuPage Hunger Study 2014 Prepared for Northern Illinois Food Bank.
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