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More families living in poverty, but action at community level lessening impact

New poverty statistics are out, and the news – as expected – is not good.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently delivered stark evidence of the lagging economy’s mounting toll on children and families. In its annual accounting of poverty in the United States, the agency reported the federal poverty rate rose to 14.3% in 2009, meaning that 8.8 million families in our country are trying to exist on an annual

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