LCHM Winter18 - 18
BY PRISCILLA ROSADO, Assistant Director, Food Access
United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley
ood access is not a given for every resident of the Lehigh Valley. Almost
75,000 people - one in ten - are relying on monthly visits to food banks.
In fact, 63,000 people in the Valley are what United Way calls "food
insecure" - a household-level economic and social condition of limited
or uncertain access to adequate food. The numbers are even worse when you
look at children. According to Feeding America, one in seven children is hungry
in the United States; however, in the Lehigh Valley, one in three children is
hungry, more than 29,000 kids.
18 Lehigh County Health & Medicine | WINTER 2018