Kids face tough odds in this NJ county. These adults are trying to improve their chances.

It’s not easy being a kid in Cumberland County and statistics from the annual Kids Count report, the Census and poverty surveys tell part of the story.

  • The median income for families with kids is $50,460, less than half the state median.
  • About 17% of children live below the poverty threshold.
  • More than 12% of residents experience food insecurity, the second-highest rate in the state.

Substantiated claims of child abuse and neglect exceed the state average.  Read the Full Article.