#10. Birmingham-Hoover, Ala. from 10 American Cities That Are Going Hungry Slideshow

10 American Cities That Are Going Hungry Slideshow

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#10. Birmingham-Hoover, Ala.

Birmingham-Hoover bottoms out this list at number 10, at a food hardship percentage of 29.5 percent. A recent survey of Jefferson County reported that there are 80,000 families who are unsure of where their next meal will come from. Alabama's "very low food security" rate of 6.8 percent, meaning about 126,480 households were affected, exceeds the national average. In addition there are 3,000 people each week who sleep on the streets of Birmingham.