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10 States Where The Most People Go Hungry

2. Maine

Total Percentage of Households with Very Low Food Security: 6.7 percent

Median Income: $45,734

Percentage Below Poverty Line: 12.3 percent

Unemployment: 7.4 percent

Obesity: 25.8 percent

The rate of food insecurity in Maine has increased dramatically over the last few years. According to The Portland Press Herald, the number of hungry households in the state increased 5 percent from 1996 to 2009. Similarly, the number of homes with very low security rose by 2.7 percent over the same time period. The rate of increase for both of these categories is twice the national average.

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