The Census Bureau Reports The Poverty Rate Rose To 11-Year-High In 2008

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David Salgado and Pat Kuhlman prepare food baskets to give away to... News PhotoCharity and Relief Work,Chicago - Illinois,Dependency,Elijah,Food,Giving,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Illinois,Medical Insurance,Pantry,People,Poverty,Preparation,Religion,Social Issues,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2009 Getty ImagesCHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 10: David Salgado (L) and Pat Kuhlman prepare food baskets to give away to needy people at Elijah's Pantry on September 10, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. According to a government report released today the nation's poverty level jumped to an 11-year high in 2008 as household incomes sank and the number of people without health insurance rose. Elijah's food pantry has seen the number of food baskets it gives away each month climb from 300 to 500 in the past year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)