Council presents report findings to Board of Alders

The New Haven Food Policy Council recently presented major themes, findings, and policy goals from its recent “State of Hunger in New Haven Report.”

In the city’s six lowest-income neighborhoods the number of people who are food insecure rises to 34 percent. And when you drill down even further and specifically look at the Latino population in those neighborhoods the number of people without access to enough food rises to 50.1 percent.

“The most distressing, I think is knowing that our children are going hungry,” said Santilli, who is a co-author of the report.

The number of children in New Haven public schools who are eligible for free meals has increased dramatically from 83.8 percent in 2014-2015 to 93.7 percent in 2016-2017, she said.

Read more in the New Haven Independent.