Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Tornado victims often uninsured

The regions that most need insurance after tornadoes are often the exact places that don't have much of it. [...]

‘The Tunica Miracle’

by Nash Nunnery Published: April 17,2011

Tags: poverty, Sugar Ditch Alley, Tunica County, Wilhelm Schulz GBBH manufacturing plant

The memories of Sugar Ditch Alley and the nation’s highest rate of poverty made infamous by a 1960s network television documentary have all but faded in Tunica County. An impoverished neighborhood in the Town of Tunica, Sugar Ditch Alley was so named for the open sewer located there. With the advent of the gaming industry […] [...]

Census: Income gap reaches all-time high

by Associated Press Published: September 28,2010

Tags: census, personal income, poverty

WASHINGTON — The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession. The top-earning 20 percent of Americans — those making more than $100,000 each year — received 49.4 percent of all income […] [...]

Tyson makes generous donation to Food Network

by Associated Press Published: September 20,2010

Tags: charitable giving, food, food bank, poverty

JACKSON — Tyson Foods has delivered more than 23,000 pounds of food to Mississippi Food Network, a member of Feeding America. Since 2000, Tyson Foods has been a leader in the fight against hunger. The company is actively engaged in food-donation events and fund-raising activities year-round to benefit those in need. This most recent donation […] [...]

Census: One in seven Americans living in poverty

by Associated Press Published: September 17,2010

Tags: census, economy, poverty

WASHINGTON — The ranks of the working-age poor in the United States climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty. The overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said […] [...]

Report: Families struggling to meet basic needs

by Associated Press Published: June 10,2010

Tags: cost of living, earnings, poverty

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Nearly a third of Mississippi households aren’t earning enough to pay for their own basic needs such as housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and state and federal taxes, according to a recent report. The report calculates how much money families need to pay their own daily expenses without public or […] [...]

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