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Tyson makes generous donation to Food Network

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 given by Tyson brings the ...

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Census: One in seven Americans living in 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 yesterday in its annual report ...

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Report: Families struggling to meet basic needs

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 private assistance. The figure varies ...

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