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Hunger Hidden but Real in America's Suburbs

Chris and Joy Hardenburgh on the porch of their home in Holly, Mich.
Rachel Jones, NPR
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Chris and Joy Hardenburgh on the porch of their home in Holly, Mich.

One-third of poor Americans live in suburbs. In Holly, Mich., Joy and Chris Hardenburgh found their dreams derailed after an on-the-job accident forced Chris to take sick leave. Soon, the family of three found themselves overwhelmed with medical bills and struggling to provide themselves with basic necessities.

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Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones reports on education, social policy, and welfare reform issues at NPR. She has also covered children’s health and development, as well as well as racial disparities in health care.