Study: IV residents struggle to buy food

Study: IV residents struggle to buy food

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EL CENTRO, Calif. - With high unemployment rates in the Imperial Valley more and more people are struggling to put food on the table.

A new study says about 20,000 Imperial Valley residents cannot afford food.

The Imperial Valley Food Bank has tripled the number of people they serve.

They serve about 12 percent of the county's population.

Emergency food distributed by a church in Calexico has been running out of food lately. They don't have enough to give to everyone in need. 

The high demand for food forces people to line up outside the church for hours to secure their next meal.

The study also says about 30 percent of California residents do not have access to healthy food.

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