In 2012, over 500,000 Michigan children lived below the federal poverty threshold (annual income of $23,284 for a family of four). Over 1,000,000 lived in low-income families (annual income of $46,566 for a family of four).
In the city of Detroit, 57% of our children live in poverty. 80% of our children qualify for free or reduced lunch.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did unto me.”
State of the Detroit Child 2012