Children And Families In Need

• 28.5% of American adults read below the level needed to earn a living wage according to Proliteracy (source)

• In 2016, the U.S. Census reported 40.6 million people living in poverty (source)

• Arizona ranks 45th nationally in education according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2018 Kids Count report (source)

• Florida ranks 34th nationally in education according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2018 Kids Count report (source)

• Only 30 percent of Arizona fourth grade students were reading proficiently in 2017, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (source)

• Only 41 percent of Florida fourth grade students were reading proficiently in 2017, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (source)

• In 2018, Arizona ranks sixth in the country for high child food insecurity rates, with 370,960 children facing hunger on a daily basis (source)

• In 2018, Florida ranks twelfth in the country for high child food insecurity rates, with 857,150 children facing hunger on a daily basis (source)