Bay Area food banks are falling short on Thanksgiving this year.
A.M. Splash: State Has Over 6 Million in Poverty; Poll Finds 51% in Favor of Calif. Tax Measure; Zuckerberg Fortune Falls to $9.4 Billion
More than 6 million Californians now living in poverty (SJ Mercury News) More than 330,000 Californians fell below the poverty line in 2011, bringing the ranks of California’s poor to more than 6.1 million, according to statistics being released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The statewide poverty rate hit 16.6 percent in 2011, up […]
Children growing up in areas of concentrated poverty are more likely to experience stress, drop out of school, and grow up to be low-income adults. Those are some of the findings of an Annie E. Casey Foundation report released Thursday. In the last decade, the number of US children living in poor neighborhoods grew by […]
In Oakland, about 20,000 schoolchildren are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals under a federal program that subsidizes lunch (and in many cases, breakfast) for children from low-income families. Those families face a dilemma when school is out for the summer: how to make up for those meals until classes begin again. The answer […]