A new study by a national network of food banks shows that more children and adults are struggling with hunger in the Rochester region.
The study shows that one in seven residents of the 10-county area served by Foodlink is food insecure. That means they don't have reliable access to nutritious food.
For children, the rate is one in five. That means food insecurity affects 162,030 individuals, including 58,430 children locally, an increase of 11,350 over the past year.