Poverty Rate Rises To 15 Year High

In This Photo: Norma Lopez, Jaime Ramirez
Norma Lopez and Jaime Ramirez load up their car cart full of groceries which she received in exchange for few hours of work at the World Harvest food bank on September 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. For a nominal donation or an exchange of a few hours of work people can receive a cart full of groceries. The U.S. poverty rate increased to a 14.3 percent in 2009, the highest level since 1994.
(Sept. 16, 2010 - Source: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America)
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