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WTOP: "Arlington Co. food insecurity detailed in new report"

On April 20, 2022, WTOP reported, "Virginia’s Arlington County has a reputation for wealth, but according to a new report, an estimated 7.8% of households there experienced food insecurity in 2019.

"The study found that food insecurity was primarily found in south and east Arlington County, particularly the Glencarlyn, Buckingham/Ashton Heights, Pentagon City, Crystal City South, Forest Glen/Arlington Mill and Crystal City North neighborhoods."

"While charity sites in the area were open year-round, the study found that fewer than one in five offered weekly service and evening or weekend hours."

"Other factors impacted households’ ability to get free food, with about half of those experiencing food insecurity saying the cost of transportation, pride and stigma may be barriers to accessing free groceries and meals, according to the report."

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