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Column: Childhood Hunger: now in a suburb near you

This column was printed in the Glendale Star in Glendale Arizona, and can be found online here

Guest Commentary: Councilmember Jamie Aldama and Chris Destiche, Arizona Fair Share Education Fund

Almost one in every three children in Arizona – an estimated 454,000 – is at risk of food insecurity. For these children, life is a day-to-day challenge. Hunger impedes learning, can lead to depression and anxiety, and is a predictor of chronic illness.

That childhood hunger exists, in America and, particularly, in Arizona, is no surprise.