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Report: Hunger in Philadelphia increases 22 percent

November 12, 2018

A farmer’s market and cooking demonstration at Devereaux United Methodist Church on Allegheny Avenue and 25th Street.

By Staff

The number of people living in hunger in Philadelphia has increased by 22 percent at the same time that hunger has diminished throughout America.

That finding, from a report being released Monday by Hunger Free America, a New York-based nonprofit, is the latest example of how Philadelphia diverges from the national mainstream on issues of poverty.

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