Reading Sheds ‘Poorest’ Rank, But Poverty Still A Challenge

Those who were standing in line at a food pantry in Reading on Wednesday did not know the city had spent a year ranked as the most impoverished city in the nation.

They didn’t know that ranking would be changed by statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

They just knew they needed food.

“Most of them really need it,” said Dorothy Fletcher, 79, of Stony Creek Mills, who is a volunteer and a client at the monthly food pantry at Family First Resource Center, 416 S. Seventh St.

Read more:   http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=415738

One comment on “Reading Sheds ‘Poorest’ Rank, But Poverty Still A Challenge

  1. Pingback: Reading Sheds ‘Poorest’ Rank, But Poverty Still A Challenge | Flash Travel & Tourism News | Scoop.it

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