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John Grisham`s `The Street Lawyer`

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The Capital Area Food Bank has been serving 633 ,000 unprivileged residents in Washington D .C Metropolitan Area and 200 ,000 children whose standards of living are precarious inviting utmost care and concern There are 200 ,000 children who are in need of food . [source : U .S Census Bureau ,2000] Food Bank distributes over and above 62 ,000 pounds on daily basis and serves meals accounting to 1 .6 million per month apart from serving 700 non-profit partnership agencies affiliated with Washington D .C . Metropolitan Area . The minimum wage of [banner_entry_middle]

D .C . is 7 .00 Also the minimum wage is 6 .15 in Maryland and 5 .15 in Virginia [source :Hunger in America 2006 , Mathematica Policy Research]

CAFB definition of poverty : The Capital Area Food Bank defines poverty based upon 185 of the poverty guidelines . This means that a household may earn up to 185 of the U .S .government ‘s standard of poverty and still be considered in poverty . This measure (and other multiples such as 125 , 150 and even 200 of poverty ) is utilized determine eligibility for many government programs .1

Contributing factors to Hunger and Homelessness

Unemployment

The following States have the problem of unemployment [2005]

Sno State High Low

1 Mississipi ? –

2 Louisiana ? –

3 South Carolina ? –

4 Alaska ? –

5 Michigan ? –

6 Hawaii –

7 North Dakota –

8 Vermont –

9 Virginia – 2 . National poverty indicators

Sno (In millions Status For the Year

1 25 ,350 Individuals 2005

2 5 ,146 Avg monthly individuals 2005

3 25 ,682 Avg monthly food stamp : individuals 2005

4 38 ,196 Food insecurity-household 2004

5 7 ,591 Unemployed individuals 2005

6 36 ,997 Individuals in poverty 2004

[source :Hunger in America , Draft Report , February 2006]

Food Insecurity [2002-2004] ? –

2 South Carolina ? –

3 Arkansas ? –

4 Delaware

5 North Dakota –

6 New Hampshire –

7 Minnesota

8 Hawaii

[source :National Statistics on Hunger and Poverty]2

States with poverty [2004]3

1 New Hampshire 1

2 Minnesota 2

3 Vermont 3

4 New Jersey 4

5 Hawaii 5

6 Delaware 6

7 Masschusetts 7

8 Alaska 7

9 Virginia 9

10 Nebraska 10

11 North Dakota 11

12 Maryland 12

13 Wyoming 13

14 Idaho 13

15 Utah 13

16 Connecticut 16

17 Colorado 16

18 Iowa 18

19 Oklahoma 19

20 Nevada 20

21 Pennsylvania 21

22 Kansas 22

23 Rhode Island 23

24 Washington 23

25 Florida 25

26 Maine 25

27 Indiana 25

28 Ohio 25

29 Missouri 30

30 Illinois 30

31 Wisconsin 32

32 Georgia 33

33 California 34

34 Michigan 34

35 South Dakota 36

36 Montana 37

37 West Virginia 38

38 Arizona 39

39 North Carolina 40

40 South Carolina 41

41 New York 42

42 Arkansas 43

43 Tennessee 44

44 New Mexico 45

45 Texas 45

46 Alabama 49

47 Kentucky 50

48 Mississippi 51 57 of hunger is prevalent in urban areas and 43 is prevalent in sub-urban /rural areas of U… [banner_entry_footer]

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