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Idaho the Hungry State Idaho is facing a problem experienced by many other states wages are either declining or stagnating The cost of living is increasing and more and more families are being forced into poverty In this state many low-income families are finding it hard to make ends meet They are stretching inadequate budgets to cover the rising cost of housing utilities food and without the proper nutrition hunger can pose a threat to our childrens health in later years Unfortunately they are losing the battle and many families are making the choice to go hungry When a family falls prey to poverty they also fall prey to hunger as well How Many Are Actually Going Hungry In a recent survey taken statewide by the Idaho Community Action Network it has been confirmed that large proportions of low-income families suffer from hunger The results are outstanding and quite hard to believe The facts are as follows Fifty eight percent of adults and 46 of children said that they were hungry in the previous month because their family did not have enough money for food Sixty percent of adults and 33 of children had skipped meals or eaten less at least once in the previous month because there was not enough money for food Between 57 and 62 of families surveyed said they could only provide balanced nutritious breakfasts lunches or dinners three times a week at the most More than 20 of those surveyed said they could never afford to provide a balanced nutritious breakfast or lunch during the week In numbers thats roughly over 47000 people in Idaho going to bed without proper nutritious meals or food due to lack of money Idahos Economy Idahos state economy is failing to create jobs that provide a livable wage to all workers Housing utility and food prices are higher and
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