WHOSE "official figures"?? There are so many half-truths and mis-statements in this article that it's just a joke. My eighth grade English composition teacher would have slapped me for writing something as weak in argument and citation as this article is. It looks like whoever sponsors National Hunger Awareness Day sent this article to the reporter who then just claimed it as his own.
One final point, then I'll turn off the rant flag. Have you ever looked at the nutritional labels on "junk food"? Much of it contains a fair portion of nutrients, including protein, fiber, and vitamins. Most "junk food" snack foods are more expensive than nutritious foods, which leads one to the realization that anyone buying "junk food" isn't doing so because of money, but because of poor choices. And poor choices (unmarried sex, dropping out of school, taking drugs / alcohol, committing crimes) are the number 1 cause of poverty.
Economist Walter Williams said as much.