Hunger is an issue that plagues the world, but over 70,000 children in our own community don't have enough to eat.

Patch reports that over 70,000 kids in the mid and lower Hudson Valley regions do not have enough food. 1 in six kids in the U.S. suffers from hunger. Within New York State, there are 750,000 children who suffer from hunger.

Here are the number of children in multiple Hudson Valley counties that suffer from hunger, according to Patch:

Columbia County: 1,980

Dutchess County: 8,510

Orange County: 15,980

Putnam County: 2,429

Rockland County: 15,680

Ulster County: 5,730

Westchester County: 28,330

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