San Diego poverty
By Nadin Abbott
April 7, 2013 (San Diego)— ECM spoke with County Board of Education Board Member Greg Robinson today. He shared details on how extensive the face of poverty has become in the County and how this affects our children. He also spoke of sequestration cuts and why living wages matter.
“El Cajon has the highest rate of poverty in San Diego County,” Robinson observed, adding that poverty leads to serious problems of food insecurity as more people are going hungry.
100,000 MORE SAN DIEGANS FELL INTO POVERTY OR ECONOMIC HARDSHIP IN 2009; EL CAJON HAS HIGHEST POVERTY RATE IN COUNTY AT 22.4%
30% are economically challenged; 17% of region’s children live below federal poverty line
East County News Service
September 29, 2010 (San Diego) -- More than 100,000 San Diego County residents fell from the middle class into poverty or severe economic hardship in the past two years. The County's highest poverty rate (22.4%) is in El Cajon.