WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America's poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and shriveled jobs and income.New census data paint a stark portrait o
When people lose their jobs—and their homes—things like food and vet care for their animals start to look less like priorities.At the Animal Welfare League in suburban Chicago Ridge, behind doors plastered with posters asking for donations of dog food, are hundreds of panicked, barking dogs.
A new study by the Greater Chicago Food Depository says one in five Chicagoans are “food insecure.”The agency looked at data from 77 city neighborhoods and 119 Cook County suburbs over the past decade.
President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty close to 50 years ago--news this week revealed that the fight is far from over. The U.S. Census Bureau released new and sobering numbers Tuesday: Nearly one in six Americans lived in poverty in 2010.
Dr. Naana Agyemang-Mensah is the country director of The Hunger Project-Ghana. The organization works to end hunger and poverty around the world. Naana has been running their Ghana program for the past decade.
President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.
Almost all counties in Illinois have seen increasing poverty rates in recent years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest numbers group together data for a five-year period from 2005 to 2009.