Poverty Rate Rises To 15 Year High

In This Photo: Norma Lopez
Norma Lopez pushes cart full of groceries out 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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