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POVERTY IN CHICAGO SUBURBS

While DuPage County is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the nation, with a median income of over $77,000, there are still residents who cannot afford even the most basic human need - food. According to the West Suburban Community Pantry, "Over 95,000 people in DuPage County go to bed hungry every night. Of those, over 45,000 are children." Over 45,000 are children.

We believe that everyone deserves healthy, organic food, not just those who have the means to afford it. For more information on poverty in DuPage County, visit:

Food Bank Study 2014: 9.7% Kane County Residents At Risk of Hunger
Kane County Connects, October 1, 2014

Study: Poverty Skyrockets in Chicago Suburbs 
Progress Illinois, September 6, 2013

Important Facts About Poverty and Homelessness in DuPage County 
Bridge Communities, Last Accessed September 1, 2013

More poor in US suburbs than cities, report says 
Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2013
 
DuPage's Low-Income Population Grows 
Chicago Tribune, October 22, 2012

DuPage County Faces Rising Child Poverty 
Chicago Tribune Local, March 1, 2011

DuPage County Community Needs Assessment
 
DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, November 19, 2010
  
 Poverty Increases in DuPage County
 
Northern Illinois University, September 19, 2010
 
Elmhurst in Depth: Poverty in DuPage
Elmhurst College, Spring 2010