Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Fighting Hunger: Meeting set to discuss vision

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SHARI NOCTOR WHITEHALL-COPLAY HUNGER INITIATIVE PRESIDENT in Opinion

Hunger faces many residents, including children, working people and seniors, every day in the Lehigh Valley. One in eight children is food insecure.

The American Community Survey for 2017 (last one issued) from the census shows Whitehall Township has a 14.3-percent resident poverty level and Coplay Borough has a 7.9-percent level. Lehigh County was at 13.3 percent, and the national average was 13.1 percent.