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Difficulty affording food rises among college educated and middle class

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The middle class and people with college degrees are increasingly having trouble affording food, according to a new study from the Food Bank for New York City.

According to the study of city residents, people with either a bachelor's or post-grad degree were more worried about being able to afford food in 2011 than they were in 2010, and affording food became more difficult in households with an income between $50,000 and $74,999.

Some of the major findings:

College-educated residents
25%: Percentage increase among people with a bachelor's having difficulty affording food
11% Percentage increase with a post-grad degree having difficulty

Households with income between $50,000 and $74,999
23%: Increase in difficulty affording food
13%: Increase in concern about needing food assistance in the next 12 months

Households with income above $75,000
23%: Increase in difficulty affording food
22%: Increase in concern about needing food assistance in the next 12 months

All New York City residents
35%: Percentage with difficulty affording food
48%: Percentage with difficulty affording food at peak of recession in 2008

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