Forty-three percent of children living in the Imperial Valley are at risk for hunger.

This is a higher percentage of food insecurity than adults in the Valley who are at 37.8 percent, according to Feeding America Mind the Meal Gap project, which mapped out food insecurity rates across America in 2011. Food stamps and other hunger relief programs are set up in part to help those who are food insecure, meaning they do not have access to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Staff Writer Krista Daly can be reached at 760-337-3445 or

As the County beat reporter, I cover the Board of Supervisors and the city councils for El Centro and Imperial, as well as health issues and community events. I received a Master's degree in Specialized Journalism from USC Annenberg in 2013.

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